Thinking About the Summer - Your Responsibilities

Posted in : HR Updates on 25 July 2011
Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services
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With a fewer warmer days under our belt and hopefully more set to come we looks at ways to mitigate problems caused by hot weather.

Hot weather can cause heat-related illnesses and an increase in risks of damage to the skin. Consequently, it is important for employers to plan how to reduce the impact of summer weather on health.

1. Solar radiation

Outdoor workers are at risk of skin and eye damage from exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) component of solar radiation. As summer approaches, employers should reassess their arrangements for controlling exposure.

Procedures for protecting workers from solar radiation include:

  • arranging work patterns to reduce exposure to solar

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Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services

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