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Preventing and Responding to Heat Illness

Preventing heat illness protects your workers and is good business. Health and safety problems and other health problems like heart attacks and falls, may result from heat illness at the workplace. Heat illness may increase the costs of doing business by:

  • Reducing employee productivity and efficiency
  • Increasing your medical and emergency services costs
  • Taking up supervisory and administrative time
  • Increasing workers’ compensation premiums

Effective communication and the 10 elements listed below are keys to an effective program for preventing and responding to Heat Illness in your workplace.

Elements of Your Written Program and Effective Work Practices

Preventing your employees from developing heat illness is good business. It will benefit your organization by reducing your costs because your employees will stay healthy and more productive. The best way to prevent and respond to heat illness is to put into place an effective written program.

For more details on the 10 Elements listed above, go to:

For a sample of employer procedures, download:

April 2015