Many occupations expose employees to hot working environments. Work with hot plant (ovens) or in hot surroundings creates the potential for heat-related illness. Workload and clothing can also be factors in heat stress for workers.
Under current safety legislation, all persons conducting a business or undertaking must ensure they eliminate or minimise risks so far as is reasonably practicable. To ensure a business is adequately prepared to respond to and manage the risk of heat stress, systems should be in place to monitor the workplace. These systems should:
This risk-based approach must be undertaken in consultation with identified stakeholders such as employees and contractors.
Our summary will help organisations identify hazards relating to heat and to then perform appropriate risk assessments.
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