Health and Wellness

PREVENT HEAT ILLNESS FOR WORKERS IN HOT WEATHER

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As summer temperatures rise, so do the dangers of working in high heat. That's especially true in Oregon, where workers tend to be used to working in mild weather, and are frequently not accustomed to high temperatures.
As a result, Oregon OSHA encourages employers and workers in construction, agriculture and other labor-intensive activities to learn the signs of heat illness and focus on prevention.
”Prevention really comes down to taking several important precautions,” said Penny Wolf-McCormick, health enforcement manager for Oregon OSHA. ”They include regularly . . .

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