Be careful in the heat

This week’s heat wave here in Vermont and across the country brings with it safety concerns, especially if you are going to be working outside. Remember to stay hydrated and wear loose-fitting clothing to try to stay cool. OHSA has a produced a fact sheet that is a good resource for employees and supervisors to look over when it comes to staying protected from the effects of heat. Don’t forget the sunscreen too for protection from the UV rays that can cause sunburns, and over extended periods of time, skin cancer.

Another useful resource is an extreme heat preparation guide published by the Centers for Disease Control. The Washington State Department of Labor also sums up heat safety tips nicely in this public service annoucement.

Be careful out there.

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