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Keep Outdoor Workers Safe From Summer Hazards

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If you have any employees that work outdoors, you must take precautions to ensure that they are safe this summer — not only from the heat, but also from the sun, insects, and poisonous plants.


Beat The Heat

Each year, an average of 170 people in the U.S. die from heat-related causes, according to the National Weather Service. Though heat-related illness is mainly caused by physical exertion in an excessively hot environment, additional factors may contribute to the onset of an individual's heat-related illness, including: relative humidity, direct sun, limited air movement, poor physical conditioning, medication (including certain types of blood pressure, allergy, or depression medication), and inadequate water intake.


Here are some recommendations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help protect workers from heat illness.


1. Train workers and supervisors to recognize and respon...(register to read more)

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