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Date Posted08/01/2019

Prevent Heat Illness by Protecting Workers- NT WorkSafe Urges

NT WorkSafe is urging employers and workers to take precautionary measures when working in the heat this summer.

With the NT and many other parts of the nation experiencing heat waves, it’s important to protect workers and look out for symptoms of heat related illnesses such as heat rashes, heat cramps, dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  • Try to schedule outdoor work for times of the day when it’s cooler and avoid the hottest parts of the day between 12-2pm.
  • If this is not possible ensure workers drink enough water, regularly and utilise shade protection as well as a hat and sunblock.
  • Workers should also be provided with the appropriate PPE for the type of work being done and the amount of sun the worker is exposed to.
  • Employers should also distribute the workload among workers to ensure no one person is exposed to the heat/ sun or doing the most strenuous tasks on their own.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/12/nt-worksafe-urges-businesses-workers-take-measures-prevent-heat-related-illnesses/#.XBuSRc0lE1k

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