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Contact with Heat

Last updated: September 3, 2019

What Does Contact with Heat Mean?

Prolonged contact with heat is considered to be a dangerous act. The duration and intensity of the heat can have an everlasting impact, and, sometimes, can be fatal.

Safeopedia Explains Contact with Heat

Contact with heat is the contact of a body part, or whole body, with a heat source. The heat source can be a naked flame, hot gases, steam or any other form of heat with a temperature that can cause burns (1st degree, 2nd degree, or 3rd degree). For example, if a worker is working in a kitchen, then there is a chance that he might come into contact with a heat source (stove, oven, geyser, etc.). If he contacts a naked flame, then the burn on the skin will be the point of contact with heat.

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