Work Outdoors in Summer to Prevent Heatstroke Hazards

Recently, ultraviolet rays have been excessive and even dangerous. Experts  reminded that workers should be careful of heat stroke when working under the high temperature in summer. Employers need to take the risk of workers’ heat hazards and establish a preventive mechanism.

Abnormally high temperatures often occur during the summer. Experts pointed out that workers who work outdoors under high temperatures, especially those who often work outdoors in farming, construction, adjacent roads, and maintenance of outdoor utility poles, are to avoid heat caused by rising body temperature. For related heat diseases such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion or heat cramps, special attention should be paid to the risk of heat hazards in outdoor work.

In order to prevent the occurrence of labor fever, the Experts urges employers to take the following measures: lower the temperature of the workplace and provide a cool rest place to avoid the continuous increase in the body temperature of the worker. Provide appropriate beverages, preferably drinking water at 10-15 degrees Celsius, or provide sports drinks and cold boiled water with a little salt. Adjust your work and rest time to avoid heavy physical work during the noon period.

In addition, employers should also implement health management. If workers suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, liver disease, peptic ulcer, endocrine disorders, anhidrosis, and kidney disease, they should refer to the doctor’s advice and avoid engaging in high-temperature work. Before and during work, employers must also keep an eye on the health of workers and take necessary measures.

The experts reminded that employers should actively implement heat disease prevention education and publicity, strengthen workers’ self-protection knowledge, and establish emergency notification and response handling mechanisms.