July 12: WCB Reminds Workers to Be Safe in the Heat

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The WCB reminded Islanders to stay safe at work during the hot summer weather by preventing heat stress before it happens. It provided the following safety tips:

  • Drink plenty of water. Supervisors should ensure that their workers remain hydrated.
  • Limit sun exposure and wear sunscreen.
  • Cover exposed skin with loose fitting, tightly woven clothing.
  • Have adequate ventilation in the workplace.
  • Take breaks in the shade or an air conditioned space, if possible.
  • Provide adequate supervision and use a buddy system to watch for signs of heat stress in co-workers.