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Safety Newsletter

Protecting Your Workforce from Extreme Heat
Protecting Your Workforce from Extreme Heat


Harvard Business Review


July 20, 2023

Extreme heat is becoming more frequent, posing significant risks to businesses and their workforce. Heat stress impacts almost every sector and can lead to health issues, reduced productivity, and economic losses. Employers can take preventive measures by educating employees about heat stress, assessing workplace heat exposure, and optimizing indoor thermal comfort. Training and safety protocols should be tailored for outdoor workers, and acclimatization schedules should be implemented. Long-term heat-health action plans can help protect employees and their productivity amid rising temperatures.

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