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    Heat stress | Seasonal safety: Summer | Heat stress

    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