Beat the Heat: Hot Tips for Workplace Safety

When temperatures rise, so should awareness of heat illness and how to prevent it at work. Heat-related illnesses can impact anyone working outdoors or indoors, and prevention is the best cure. Stay safe by practicing these tips when working in high temperatures or humidity:

  • Hydrate with water and electrolytes
  • Take breaks to cool off
  • Watch for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, which may include fatigue, nausea, dizziness, muscle spasms, or confusion, among others
  • Assess your personal risk factors and adjust accordingly

Learn more about beating the heat at work from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

Disclaimer: These general guidelines do not constitute medical advice. Please consult with a physician to determine best health practices for your needs.

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