How dangerous is heat from the sun for outdoor workers?
There are a several health issues caused by heat stress, including heat rash, fainting and heat exhaustion. The most serious disorder is heat stroke, which can cause irreversible damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver.
How can workplaces and workers be more sun safe from heat?
Workers and workplaces both have a role in workplace sun safety. Workplaces can be more sun safe by implementing a sun safety program.
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