Heightened risk and strenuous operating conditions occur as temperatures rise, a combination that can have harmful outcomes, reports Manufacturing.net.
Heat often leads to impaired cognition and fatigue — both of which can increase the possibility of a serious injury or fatality (SIF). As experienced workers take vacations and time off, part-time and temporary workers less familiar with specific safety and operating procedures fill the void on-site, compounding the complex process of occupational safety hazards.
Summer is a clear hotspot for SIFs; however, there are ways to combat the additional risks brought about by changes in the seasons. Read more.