How to prevent heat illness this summer By Rich Gaul, Safety Technical Advisor Whether you work outside in the hot summer sun or indoors in hot humid conditions, excessive heat can be dangerous. Extreme heat was the third highest weather-related cause of death in 2019 according to the National Weather Service. People who are overweight, … Continue reading STAY COOL !
By Rich Gaul, Safety Technical Advisor With summer just around the corner, now is the time to learn about heat illness so you can take the proper precautions. Almost 50% of heat-related deaths occur on a worker’s first day on the job and over 70% occur during a worker’s first week.* High school and college … Continue reading Acclimatization and Other Tips to Avoid Heat Illness
By Rich Gaul, Safety Technical Advisor What do constructions workers, school kitchen workers, and the high school students mowing your lawn all have in common? They could potentially be at risk for heat illness, and they should take appropriate precautions. With the warm summer months fast approaching, employers and their workers must protect themselves from … Continue reading Identify the signs and symptoms of Heat Illness
By Isayah Hickson, BWC Occupational Safety & Hygiene Fellow A glance at the thermometer tells the story: we’re officially in the dog days of summer. This means we’re in the hottest part of the season and at greater risk of heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. So, what’s the difference between the … Continue reading Feeling the heat? Stay safe with preventive measures