July 3: Safe Work Procedures for Hot Weather Critical Now

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As seasonal heat waves continue, the government reminded employers of the need to protect outdoor workers from heat stress. Some steps that can be taken to reduce discomfort when working indoors or outdoors during peak temperatures include using fans indoors; wearing lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothing; and scheduling hot jobs during cooler times of day. For more information, see the Safe Work Guideline for Thermal Stress and Safe Work Tips on Heat Stress.