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Hot Weather and Heat Injuries

Hot weather is coming soon.

Hot weather is right around the corner and already, portions of the United States will be above 90 degrees this coming weekend.

With these hot weather incidents, people are at risk of heat injuries. There are those who’s jobs have them working outside so it is hard to avoid the heat. I always think about roofers who are really exposed to the sun and elevated temperatures.

Here’s two sources on heat-related tips to keep people safe — and don’t forget your animals too!

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “Heat and Outdoor Workers.”

From the Washington state Division of Occupational Safety and Health:
Outdoor Heat Exposure Prevention: Employer Responsibilities.”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.