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Reducing Risks to Workers' Health in Extreme Heat

JLG Industries, Inc.
World-leading access equipment manufacturer
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McConnellsburg, PA

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Reducing Risks to Workers' Health in Extreme Heat

Tech Tips - Feb 18

Soaring outdoor temperatures put you and your staff at a higher risk for heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Avoiding the dangers of heat-related illness is a joint effort where everyone involved must do their part to protect themselves and their coworkers.

To help reduce risk, follow these precautions:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun
  • Use cooling fans to promote air movement
  • Stay hydrated by drinking one cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
  • Avoid consuming alcohol, caffeinated drinks and heavy meals prior to sun exposure
  • Monitor yourself and coworkers for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness
Read this infographic from the CDC to learn more about heat stress and how to keep your workers safe in hot, challenging conditions.