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It’s time to face facts—everything on this green earth is getting hotter. 2020 tied the planet’s warmest year ever, joining 18 other record highs set since the turn of the millennium. For workers regularly bearing the brunt of these temps, these trends are not to be taken lightly. But, by developing worksite-specific heat illness prevention plans, safety managers can save lives as soon as today.
Weather patterns are changing. The planet’s getting warmer. Since the 1980s, each decade has been hotter than the last—with the warmest seven years on record all occurring since 2015. To best protect your crew against the rising risk of heat stress, it’s critical to better understand heat-related illnesses, warning signs and solutions for mitigating them.
HEAT STRESS & HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
Extreme heat causes thousands of workplace injuries every year. The good news? Heat-related illnesses and fatalities are 100% preventable.