Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Once again this year, we’ll have to deal with heat waves in our workplaces. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic is making it even more challenging because of the personal protection equipment (PPE) and work that needs to be performed where physical distancing is difficult. This may increase discomfort during a heat wave and increase heat-related symptoms.
To be prepared, be aware of the hazards of a heat wave. Take the necessary precautions with both heat and PPE to prevent the spread of the virus, and encourage your coworkers to do the same.