Summer might be great news for school-kids, but for hardworking people on the job, heat can pose real health risks. Here's what you need to know to keep everyone safe.
Although summer sun does increase heat-related injuries and health risks, it's crucial to prioritize safety throughout the year--especially since heat problems have a variety of sources. Take, for example, industries that regularly deal with high volumes of hot objects, or workplaces where strenuous physical activity is combined with high humidity. Because of this, it's not just outdoor employees who are at risk; anyone who works in or around heat must be careful, aware, and safe.
OSHA defines four categories of heat associated risk. These categories are: