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NT WorkSafe urges employers to protect workers from extreme heat

Dec 8th 2022

NT WorkSafe urges employers to protect workers from extreme heat

Employers across the Northern Territory are urged to protect outdoor workers from heat stress after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a heatwave warning for most parts of the Territory.

According to NT WorkSafe, heat-related illnesses include dehydration, heat stroke, cramps, and rashes.

The safety watchdog said the symptoms of heat stress include heavy sweating, muscle aches and nausea.

"Employers must ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, workers carrying out work in extremes of heat are able to carry out work without risk to health and safety," NT WorKsafe said.

"In particular, employers should check on new workers to the Territory who may not be acclimatised to the heat."

Additional information is available on the NT WorkSafe website.

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