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    Solis urges caution during hot weather

    July 13, 2011

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    Washington – In response to heat waves occurring across the country, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued a statement July 11 urging employers to take precautions to help workers avoid heat-related illnesses among workers.

    Included in her recommendations:

    • Provide plenty of water at the jobsite and remind workers to drink it.
    • Schedule rest breaks throughout shifts and provide shaded or air-conditioned rest areas near the worksite.
    • Schedule heavy tasks for earlier in the day, when possible.
    • Ensure medical services are available to respond in an emergency.

    “Remember: water, rest, shade – three keys to preventing heat-related illnesses in this extreme heat,” Solis said in a press release.

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