June 27: Protect Workers from Heat Stress
The WCB reminded Islanders to take precautions to avoid heat stress at work. Heat stress refers to a variety of heat-related disorders, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can lead to serious or even fatal injury. Environmental hazards such as exposure to heat, high humidity and limited air flow can cause heat stress. Contributing factors may also include the worker’s hydration level, clothing and physical exertion. More information is available in the WCB’s Guide to the Prevention of Heat Stress at Work.