Heat Illness Guide for Employers

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Wed, Jul 17, 2019

    While it’s best not to work outside in high temperatures, the nature of certain jobs—like construction, forestry, manufacturing or landscaping—sometimes makes it unavoidable. When this happens, a worker’s body temperature can rise to dangerously high levels and put them at risk of serious health complications.

    Keep reading for a free copy of our Heat Illness Guide for Employers.

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    Tags: OSHA, OSHA Compliance, Heat Wave, Heat Stroke, Heat-related Illness, Extreme Heat, Heat Exhaustion, Employer Guide, Heat Illness Prevention

    Keeping outdoor workers safe and cool in the extreme heat

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Aug 7, 2018

    Due to the nature of their job, outdoor workers are exposed to a number of elements. The sun, in particular, can have drastic implications for workers if they’re not careful.

    With the continued rise in extreme weather patterns, outdoor workers are at a greater risk of heat-related illnesses as the weather gets hotter and more humid. Examples include construction workers, agricultural workers, road crews and landscaping or maintenance workers.

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    Tags: OSHA, Heat Wave, Heat Stroke, Heat-related Illness, Heat Wave Houston, Employee Safety, Outdoor Workers, Extreme Heat, Heat Exhaustion

    High temperatures cause an increase in heat-related illnesses

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    Extreme heat events, or heat waves, are a leading cause of extreme weather-related deaths in the United States. The number of heat-related deaths is rising. For example, in 1995, 465 heat-related deaths occurred in Chicago. From 1999 to 2010, a total of 7,415 people died of heat-related deaths, an average of about 618 deaths a year.

    Here are some tips on how to prevent heat-related illnesses:

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    Tags: Heat Wave, Heat Stroke, High Temperature, High Temperatures, High Temps, Heat-related Illness, Heat Wave Houston