Heat Protection

What you should know


Excessive heat exposure can result in heat exhaustion, organ and muscle damage, and even death. Symptoms of heat exhaustion — such as dizziness, fatigue and reduced cognitive functioning — can cause serious workplace accidents. Alarmingly, the epidemic of worker injury and death
due to excessive heat exposure is projected to worsen in the coming years, as record-breaking
summer temperatures are now becoming the norm. In addition to outdoor workers, indoor workers, such as employees in restaurants and warehouses without proper cooling or ventilation, are at increased risk as well.