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Tips for Preventing Heat Related Injuries Tips for Preventing Heat Related Injuries

Tips for Preventing Heat Related Injuries

Summer can bring an increased risk of heat-related injuries. Employees who spend most of their working hours outdoors or in extreme heat are at increased risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Employers can help to prevent heat exhaustion/stroke by calling work off or shortening shifts on extremely hot and humid days, providing extra breaks in air conditioned areas, equipping machinery with air conditioning and providing water and shade in the work area. Employees suffering from heat exhaustion should get out of the heat immediately, drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids, remove any restrictive clothing and, if possible, take a cool shower. 

For more information, contact Jennifer McDaniel or another member of our Worker's Compensation Group.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.

 
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