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OSHA fact sheets on protecting workers in summer heat

Outdoor workers face many challenges in the heat of the summer including the risk of accidents caused by mental fatigue and physical exhaustion resulting from inadequate care in extreme heat. OSHA offers safety tips for working in the summer heat in the following fact sheets:

Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat [pdf] explains heat stress and how it can be prevented.

Working Outdoors in Warm Climates [pdf] offers recommendations on protection from ultraviolet radiation (UV) as well as information on insect-caused illnesses such as West Nile Virus and Lyme disease.

Protecting yourself in the Sun [pdf] is a pocket-sized card that deals with skin cancer and suggesting ways to block UV rays.