Stats

5-10M

Industry estimates place the number of workers for whom heat stress is a potential safety and health hazard at 5-10 million

8

In very hot environments (i.e. industrial workplaces), sweat rates can exceed 8 cups per hour

150

On average, heat- and cold-related deaths claim a total of 150 deaths per year

15-20

During moderate activity, in moderately hot conditions, workers should drink about 1 cup of fluids every 15-20 minutes

48

Workers should not drink more than 48 cups within a 24 hour period

2/1,000

2 of every 1,000 workers are at risk for heat stress and some occupations—such as logging, firefighting and construction—are at a greater than average risk