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Working in the cold

Stay safe when temperatures drop
A spike in lost-time injuries and illnesses resulting from “environmental cold” suggests a lack of understanding of cold stress and how to avoid related injuries.
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Beware of dog

Awareness and preparedness can help prevent bites
Nearly 48.3 million U.S. households have a dog, putting letter carriers, outdoor workers, delivery drivers, home maintenance workers and others who visit customers’ homes at risk of bites.
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Working in the heat

Safety amid the swelter

Be vigilant to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries
During the summer months, outdoor workers are at heightened risk of heat-related illnesses, ranging from mild heat rash to potentially deadly heatstroke. “It’s not like you just provide them water and that solves the problem,” one expert says. “It starts with an effective plan.”
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Mitigating heat stress

What considerations need to be made when it comes to mitigating heat stress in outdoor vs. indoor work?
What considerations need to be made when it comes to mitigating heat stress in outdoor vs. indoor work?
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