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Sun Exposure Risks

Many Australian workers are exposed to our harsh sun regularly as part of the job. It is imperative for business owners and employers to ensure workers have all the tools necessary to stay hydrated and protected from the sun. Below we highlight some of the issues that can occur from dehydration and sun exposure. What is Heat Stress? Heat stress occurs when the body is not able to remove enough excess heat to maintain the optimum body temperature of 37°C. This is most likely to occur in high heat environments, or in scenarios where high levels of personal protective equipment must be worn. Symptoms of heat stress include: Increased sweating, respiration and heart rate Heat rash – a skin irrit

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