During the summer, the hot temperatures outside mean increased health risks for workers due to heat stress.

Learn how you can work safely in the heat (180k, pdf).

The Heat Stress Awareness Toolkit includes a guidebook (1.1mb, pdf), a poster (235k, pdf), and a tool (302k, pdf) to determine Humidex guidelines.

Here are some other useful links that can help you learn about the dangers of heat exposure and how to prevent it:

Ontario Government Health and Safety Guidelines for Heat Stress

Heat Stress Calculator

Working in Extreme Hot or Cold Temperature Conditions

Working in Hot Environments – Control Measures

Working in Hot Environments – Health Effects

Heat Stress Prevention Guide from the Construction Safety Association of Ontario (3,187k, pdf)

Heat Stress Standards and Tips from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S.

Ultraviolet Radiation in the Workplace

Article sourced at The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)