Extreme Temps and Heat Illness

Over the last few weeks, many areas of our country have experienced record high temperatures. Working in the heat can affect individuals in various ways, so it is critical for employees and supervisors to recognize the many signs of heat illness, as well as understand the health implications.

Hot conditions can make working environments quite dangerous and it is vitally important for the employer and employees to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat illness. Essential measures include drinking plenty of fluids, getting ample rest and spending time in the shade, among others.

To ensure your team is prepared for the heat, visit our Resource Library for safety videos, prevention plans, printable posters and more.

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