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Avoiding Heat-Related Illness in the Workplace This Summer

Heat-Related Illness | DYS Law Group

Preventing is the best way to Avoiding Heat-Related Illness. Employees need to be educated and trained on how to avoid heat-related emergencies, and employers must do the same.

Safety Heat-related illnesses and deaths at work have been the subject of numerous BLR investigations. When a coworker noticed that a planning mill worker was acting and walking abnormally, he was rushed to the hospital for treatment. As a result of his heat-related illness, the employee died in the hospital. Similarly, a masonry worker died after being left outside in temperatures as high as 108°F for an extended period of time with no safety precautions taken by his employer, despite the fact that the worker had been exposed to temperatures as high as 91°F. Heat safety awareness is essential for preventing tragedies like this. OSHA offers five tips for reducing the risk of heat-related illness on the job, including:

The following guidelines must be followed by all employees:

  • If they have an underlying medical condition, you should take extra precautions.
  • Rest whenever you can.
  • Due to their excessive perspiration, they should rehydrate themselves.
  • Dress in light-colored and cool-fabric attire to keep cool
  • Keep away from booze and other drugs
  • When experiencing heat-related symptoms, immediately seek medical attention.

Employers should :

  • Workers should have access to water, shade, and rest breaks.
  • Learn about heat acclimatization in the workplace.
  • Emergency medical services are available for those in need.
  • Keep an eye out for any symptoms of illness among your employees.

Every day, construction workers are exposed to a variety of hazards, including the risk of falling debris or objects. Because of the high probability of death, being struck by an object is one of the “fatal four” hazards in the construction industry.

There is an obligation on the part of construction companies and their employers to ensure that work areas are safe and eliminate the risk of falling objects. Sadly, this can lead to serious accidents and injuries if you don’t.

Falling Object-Induced Injuries

Injuries sustained by falling objects can be long-lasting or even permanent. Injuries can be caused by even the tiniest of objects when they fall from great heights. The weight of the object and the height it fell from will determine the severity of the injury.

Among the most common construction site injuries caused by falling objects are :

Injuries to the brain, such as concussions,

  • Injuries to the bones
  • Puncture the wounds.
  • Injuries that are crushing
  • Disfiguration
  • Lacerations

Workers who lack proper training and employers who fail to properly inspect a work site are often responsible for falling object accidents.

Assisting You With Your Recovery After A Falling Object Incident

Legal options may be available to construction workers who were injured by falling debris or objects while on the job. Construction workers hired as full-time employees in the construction industry should be covered by workers’ compensation benefits by default. Are you liable for a work injury claim in Los Angeles?

A third-party injury claim can be filed if your employer hired you as an independent contractor and your accident was caused by their negligence. The sooner you file your claim, the better, so don’t put it off any longer than necessary. If you’ve been injured, the DYS Law Group is here to help you get back on your feet. For a free consultation with our legal team, call our Drasin Yee & Santiago office at (310) 473-2355 today.

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