The Department of Labor & Industries urges people working outdoors to take precautions against heat-related illness, a condition that can result in serious medical conditions, including disability or death.
Roofing, highway construction and agricultural work are just a few of the workplaces across Washington in which workers are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses in warm weather.
For those working outdoors in hot weather, try to follow these five tips:
Start work well-hydrated and drink as much as a cup of water every 15 minutes.
Watch co-workers for signs of heat-related illness, such as headaches, dizziness or nausea.
Pace your work and take scheduled breaks.
Wear lightweight clothing and remove protective gear when it's safe to do so.
Avoid drinking caffeine or eating a heavy meal.
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