Some jobs are tough, strenuous, and exhausting. When you add Summer heat and humidity into the equation, these jobs can be dangerous and even life-threatening. Workplace injuries aren’t only about broken bones and slip and falls. Heat stress, heat stroke, and other heat related workplace injuries are serious.
Who Is At Risk?
Construction workers, landscapers, factory workers, surveyors, and others who spend most of their working hours outdoors or in extreme heat are at increased risk for heat-related injuries this time of year. To be considered work related, an injury must be caused by or aggravated by your work duties or the condition of your workplace.
Symptoms of Heat Stress
If you experience any of these types of heat stress while on the job, you should notify your supervisor and seek medical attention immediately. Employers should take the necessary precautions to keep their employees safe at work.
Avoiding Heat Related Injuries
These are some preventative measures that can be taken to decrease your chances of heat stress and heat stroke: