Feb 16th 2023
Victoria employers urged to keep workers cool in hot weather
High Temperatures are forecast across Victoria this week, prompting the state's workplace health and safety regulator to issue a reminder to employers about their duty to protect outdoor workers from heat-related illness.
With temperatures expected to hit 40 degrees in parts of northern Victoria, WorkSafe Executive Director of Health and Safety Narelle Beer urges employers to make workplace health and safety a priority.
"Working in hot conditions can easily lead to dehydration and heat illnesses such as heat rash, fainting, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which is a life-threatening condition."
Dr Beer said employers must take measures to prevent heat stress.
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