Working outdoors during the summer months or in any hot indoor environment can put people at risk for heat-related illnesses. The increased use of personal protective equipment (PPE), while critical to keeping workers safe from exposure to COVID-19, is an additional risk factor.
Prevention is key. Employers must establish work practicesthat reduce heat stress,monitor the heat, and train workers so they understand how to identify early warning signs of heat illness and how to act quickly to protect themselves and their co-workers. Access to cool water and other hydrating drinks and frequent breaks in cool areas where social distancing is possible are also important.
How to Reopen Safely
Our physicians perform return-to-work medical screenings and provide guidance on risk mitigation strategies to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.Learn more.
Learn how to set up your home workstation to avoid aches and injury. Join a regular session or schedule a special group session led by Arlette Loeser, Director, Injury Prevention and Ergonomics Program, Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health. To sign up, visit: