Keep Cool While Working Outdoors

Employees who work outdoors in the summer heat are at risk of heat illness, particularly those doing heavy work tasks and/or wearing bulky protective clothing. Workers who are not acclimated to working under hot conditions are at an even greater risk of heat illness. Problems can range from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion or stroke. The good news: heat illness is completely preventable by following a few simple steps:

  • Drink water often
  • Rest in the shade
  • Gradually build up working in hot conditions
  • Report heat symptoms early
  • Know what to do in an emergency

Acting quickly can save a life; plan for an emergency and know what to do! Contact us for more information.

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