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Working in Hot Weather

Working in Hot Weather

When working in hot weather:

  • Drink plenty of water before and during your shift.
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea or cola.
  • Sports drinks, fruits and vegetables can help replace sugar, salt and other nutrients.
  • Take frequent rest breaks, seek shade or a cool ventilated area.
  • Wear light coloured, lightweight, loose fitting, breathable fabrics such as cotton.
  • Use plenty of sunscreen and/or wear UV protective clothing to protect against UV light that can cause sunburn or other skin damage.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, check on yourself and co-workers. If symptoms are detected notify your supervisor or first aid.