WISHA Issues Summer Safety Work Tips

Those working outdoors may have to cope with warm weather, workers who drive for their jobs may need to watch for an increasing number of pedestrians, and amusement parks must ensure workers are safe when erecting new rides or operating and maintaining rides.

Even though sunshine and warm weather have been absent from much of the state this spring, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries is reminding both workers and employers to be careful of summer’s particular hazards.

Those working outdoors may have to cope with warm weather, workers who drive for their jobs may need to watch for an increasing number of pedestrians, and amusement parks must ensure workers are safe when erecting new rides or operating and maintaining rides.

To address hazards like these and others associated with summer weather, Washington’s L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has created a webpage on summer safety. To visit this page, go to www.Lni.wa.gov/Safety and click on the ‘Seasonal Safety’ icon.

The page covers everything from heat exposure and lawn mower use to ladder safety and driving safety.

For those who do find themselves working outdoors in hot weather, try to follow these five tips:

1. Start work well hydrated and drink as much as a cup of water every 15 minutes.

2. Watch co-workers for signs of heat-related illness, such as headaches, dizziness, or nausea.

3. Pace your work and take scheduled breaks.

4. Wear lightweight clothing and remove protective gear when it’s safe to do so.

5. Avoid drinking caffeine or eating a heavy meal.

Read other safety tips by visiting www.Lni.wa.gov/Safety and clicking on the 5 minutes for safety icon.

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