GERMANY: a national day of action against the heat

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Heat stress is often underestimated. Heat can not only limit the performance of workers, but in some cases it can even put their lives at risk, especially in the case of strenuous physical work. A number of federal and state organisations are therefore organising a national Heat Action Day on 5 June 2024.

The aim of the national campaign is to raise public awareness of the health risks involved. This year, the focus is on the health and social sectors.

The aim is to encourage people to take the risks associated with heat seriously and to protect themselves systematically. The German Accident Insurance Association (DGUV) is calling on companies to carry out risk assessments and to develop heat protection concepts and appropriate measures on the basis of these assessments. Trade associations and accident insurers are available to advise companies.

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