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Heat stress is a serious concern as temperatures soar

With summer here and temperatures soaring, heat stress can be a real threat to workers’ health and well-being.

The average human body naturally maintains a temperature between 36°C and 38°C. Sweating cools our bodies down, but if you work in a hot environment this might not be enough to provide relief to the heat.

“Working in hot conditions puts stress on our body’s cooling system,” said Sari Sairanen, Director Health, Safety and Environment. “High temperatures and humidity stress the body’s ability to cool itself and heat illness becomes a special concern during hot weather.”

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