PROUDLY SERVING MEMBERS THROUGHOUT CHELAN, DOUGLAS & OKANOGAN COUNTIES
TUMWATER – With hot summer weather arriving early this year, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) wants to remind both workers and employers that working outdoors in hot weather can put you at risk of heat-related illness.
If you work outdoors in hot weather, try to follow these five tips:
Employers must train workers so they understand heat-related illness, how it affects their health and how to prevent it.
L&I offers many online resources, such as a sample accident prevention plan, training materials for supervisors and workers, and wallet cards with safety tips. In addition, employers may request a free workplace consultation or attend a workshop.
You can get other safety tips by visiting www.Lni.wa.gov/Safety and clicking on the ‘5 minutes for safety,’ icon.
For media information: Elaine Fischer, L&I Public Affairs, 360-902-5413 or Elaine.Fischer@Lni.wa.gov.
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