In High Heat, Remember Heat Stress Practices and L&I Rules

With temperatures warmer than normal in many parts of the state this week the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is reminding everyone that working outdoors in hot weather can put you at risk of heat-related illness.

Plus a Washington state safety rule requires employers to protect outdoor workers from heat-related illness. Employers must train workers and supervisors to recognize the symptoms of heat stress and how to respond increase the amount of water available to workers when it’s hot have the ability to appropriately respond to any worker with symptoms and include heat-related-illness hazards in the employer’s safety program.

For more info on precautions as well as the heat stress rule visit the L&I website by clicking heat stress info.