Summer is Here:
Protect Workers from Heat-Related Illness as Things Heat Up
from the California Department of Public Health
As vaccination rates increase and COVID-19 risk decreases around the state, California businesses are opening up. The economy – and the weather – are heating up. As climate change increases temperatures, and heat waves happen more and more frequently, outdoor workers and others who perform physically demanding work are at risk for heat-related illness, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These conditions are serious and can result in damage to the brain, nervous system, and kidneys, and even death. These risks increase during the summer when temperatures and humidity are high.