Although we live in the Pacific Northwest, plenty of us still work in extreme temperatures which can be dangerous. By taking a few proactive steps now, you can significantly reduce the risk of heat-related workplace injuries.
- Work in the shade where possible – block out direct sun
- Take frequent breaks
- Wear lightweight clothes
- Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water! Drink 1 cup of water every 15 minutes to stay hydrated.
- Avoid eating and drinking things that accelerate dehydration (alcohol, caffeinated drinks, heavy meals)
- Be heat smart. Create a good Outdoor Heat Safety Program
Educate employees on the dangers of heat stress and ways to prevent illness. Download the Heat Stress brochure for a quick overview on how to protect yourself and your staff.