NT WorkSafe urges businesses and workers to take measures to prevent heat related illnesses

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As the heatwave affecting NT continues, businesses and workers are reminded to take precautionary measures to protect their workers from heat-related illnesses.

Heat-related illnesses include heat rashes, heat cramps, dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

NT WorkSafe offers the following safety tips to help guard against heat-related illness:

  • Drink water regularly.
  • Use shade protection, a hat, and sunscreen.
  • Check your personal protective equipment is appropriate for the type of work being done and the amount of sun you are exposed to.
  • Schedule work to avoid the hottest part of the day.
  • Share the workload.

For more information on protecting your workers from heat-related illnesses, visit the NT WorkSafe website.

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