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How Can I Protect My Workers From Heat Illness?

As spring fades and the summer sun continues to warm up our temperatures, there are some precautions that employers should take to protect their workers from the heat. The first few hot days of the summer can be especially dangerous for employees who have grown accustomed to the cooler temperatures. Without the proper precautions, excessively warm working conditions can lead to decreased productivity, increased accidents rates, illnesses, and even fatalities. Here are a few tips to help prevent heat illness on your job sites:

For additional information, click here to view our Heat Illness loss control bulletin, or click here to view a heat illness article from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).