Posted by Administrator on 7/13/2015
Weekly weather reports are consistently showing temperatures above the 90-degree mark. Such temperatures put employees of strenuous environments at risk for heat stroke, dehydration, and other forms of heat stress. It is imperative to keep employees (and employers) safe in such conditions.
Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and workers in hot environments such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, miners, boiler room workers, factory workers, and others. Workers at greater risk of heat stress include those who are 65 years of age or older, are overweight, have heart disease or high blood pressure, or take medications that may be affected by extreme heat.