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Outdoor Safety Tips to Keep Outdoor Workers Protected this Summer

•Be aware of the heat index anticipated for the day to determine when extra precautions are needed.
•Schedule heavy work during the coolest times of day.
•Gradually acclimate workers to the outdoor heat.
•Ensure an adequate water supply is available and that workers stay hydrated.
•Take frequent breaks from the sun to cool down.
•Encourage employees to dress appropriately by wearing light-colored, lightweight clothing, a hat and sunglasses.
•Encourage employees to use sunscreen and re-apply every two hours.
•Educate and train workers on heat illness and how to respond to an emergency.

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