Working in Heat
Untreated heat stress can quickly lead to heat stroke, a life-threatening condition:
- Call 911.
- Move the victim to a cool place and remove outer clothing.
- Immediately cool the victim with any means at hand, preferably by immersing them up to the neck in cold water or apply ice bags or cold packs beside the neck, armpits and groin.
- Do not give the victim anything containing caffeine or alcohol.