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How to Protect Workers from the Heat

Author: Ashley Shaw, XpertHR Legal Editor

Many employers, such as those in construction, have employees who may often spend a lot of time on the job outside in the sun. In the summer and in areas with warmer temperatures year-round, this can present many problems for the employer. Employees who are not protected from the sun may face many health-related incidences, such as sunburn, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke, some of which may prove fatal. When the weather gets hot, employers should take steps to protect workers from the heat to keep workers healthy and safe and avoid liability.