Heat stress is a risk for workers, both indoors and outdoors, and in all sectors of activity. A new guide from EU-OSHA, available in 22 languages, offers employers and workers practical ways – both organizational and technical – to mitigate, manage and train for this occupational risk, which is all the more important with climate change.
Its severity depends not only on the workplace, but also on individual characteristics such as age, health, socio-economic status and gender. These all need to be taken into account. The guide also provides information on what to do if a worker begins to show signs of heat-related illness.
At the same time, a Napo film entitled “Too hot to work” continues to be used to raise the subject in the workplace.
Also worth noting is the EUROGIP report: What are the international rules for working in hot weather?