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Beat The Heat: How To Keep Employees Safe When Temps Rise

Every year, thousands of workers become ill or injured as a result of heat exposure in their workplace, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Workers who are primarily outside or in open-air workspaces during the summer months, such as gardeners, car wash employees and automotive technicians, have a higher risk of heat-related injuries. Indoor workers, such as line cooks, chefs and bakers, face these risks as well. Here are three important steps you can take to help keep your employees safe when temperatures climb.

When temperatures rise, so do the risks of heat-related illnesses. Knowing how to recognize the symptoms and deliver appropriate care to a worker suffering from heat-related exposure are important steps business owners can take to help keep their employees safe.


1. Heat-related Illnesses and First Aid. United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration.