Some recommendations from health and safety agencies for avoiding heat exposure include staying in air-conditioned building, avoiding direct sunlight, and wearing lightweight clothing with light colors. These are sound advices for most of people. However, it does not account for certain groups of people.
There are whose professions that involve frequent exposure to warm environment or handling heat-generating equipment. In such cases, there is simply no way to completely avoid heat. The second best option is to make sure that the person is not exposed to abnormally high temperatures or minimize the length of time of exposure.
Temperature instruments play an important role in protecting the health of people whose professions involve exposure to heat. A room thermometer helps to determine if the temperature within a certain space is beyond acceptable levels. An infrared camera makes it possible to measure the temperature of an equipment without having to go near it. And because the camera takes measurements very quickly, the user does no t have to expose himself to abnormal temperature levels. There are even infrared cameras that can be remotely operated using mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.