Hot Weather Safety
High temperatures during the summer months kill hundreds of people every year. It is important to stay cool and hydrated when working in hot weather. There are many ways to protect yourself from heat and sun exposure including, drinking water, limiting outdoor activity in the hottest part of the day, and wearing sunscreen and protective clothing.
Those who are at the highest risk include people 65 and older, children younger than two, and people with chronic diseases or mental illnesses.
Factors affecting your body’s ability to cool you down
Everyone should take these steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries, and death during hot weather:
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