Heat Stress

Construction worker pausing to wipe brow on a hot day.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. 

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