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Washington L&I offers advice for working in hot weather

May 15, 2013

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Tumwater, WA – The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries recently released tips for safely working outdoors in hot weather.

L&I recommends employers provide training about heat-related illnesses and how to prevent them, including:

  • Remaining hydrated by drinking a cup of water every 15 minutes
  • Watching co-workers for signs of heat-related illnesses
  • Taking breaks and pacing oneself while working
  • Wearing lightweight clothing
  • Avoiding consuming caffeine or eating heavy meals before working