According to the Weather Network, 2019 is predicted to be the hottest year in our history. The developing El Niño event will only contribute to the fact that this year we will very likely experience unprecedented levels of heat and forest fires. With predicted temperatures on the rise during the summer months, the risks of heat stress related illness are going to increase in the workplace. Continue Reading…
When summertime rolls around, it’s easy to forget that even the clearest weather and sunshine can create hazards when working outdoors. If you find yourself working alone outside, you’ll need to take extra precautions as any potential problems are made worse when you’re away from help. In this list we’ll be looking at some of the most common risks of working outdoors in the summer, and some of the ways that you can help protect yourself.
1. Sun and Heat
Risks from sun and heat include sun stroke, dehydration, and sun burns. To avoid burning, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before exposure, and reapply throughout the day to maintain your protection. When heat poses a danger to you, make sure that you stay hydrated, and take breaks in the shade whenever possible.
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The province of BC is on fire, transforming the once idyllic landscape into a dry, dangerous region full of unseen risks. The combination of persistent smoke and a heatwave without an end in sight is one of the deadliest environmental combinations a Lone Worker can face.