Summer Work Dangers
During the summer months, employees are much more likely to be performing outdoor jobs like construction work, roadwork, landscaping, or pool repair in exceedingly hot weather. These can end up being incredibly dangerous tasks, as temperatures can reach the 90s and may even exceed 100 degrees. Sustained work in hot environments can leave workers extremely vulnerable to heat exhaustion, heat stroke, fainting, or cramping and fatigue. In worst case scenarios, people can even die from overexposure to heat.
If you suffered a heat-related injury or illness while on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more, contact the Raleigh workers’ comp attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, today at 919-851-3311.
Tips for Staying Safe in Hot Weather
When working in hot weather, it is important that you do everything you can to stay safe. Keep the following tips in mind:
- Make sure you have access to water and that you stay hydrated
- Wear clothing that helps protect you from the sun
- Find cooler, shady areas to take regular breaks
- Try to avoid working in the hottest part of the day, if possible
Unfortunately, these tips may not be enough to keep you from suffering heat-related injuries and illness.
If you have suffered injury or illness because of overexposure to heat while on the job, the dedicated Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, may be able to help you secure the workers’ compensation benefits you need. Call us today at 919-851-3311 to learn more.