If you live in Minnesota you know just how hot it can get in the summer. Most people imagine Minnesota as a frozen wasteland, but our summers days can easily break 90 degrees. Working outside in these hot conditions requires extra safety precautions to prevent injury. Here are a few work safety tips for employees who spend their work days outdoors in the summer sun.
Staying hydrated is important at all times – but even more so in the hot summer sun. Drink water throughout the day to keep your body working at peak form. The general rule of thumb is eight glasses a day, but you may need more if you are sweating a lot.
Skin cancer is prevalent in Minnesota, and applying sunscreen is essential to keeping the sun’s rays from harming your skin. Apply sunscreen before you go out in the morning, and reapply throughout the day as needed (even if it’s overcast).
During breaks find some shade and cool down. This will help drop your body temperature and avoid the chances of heat stroke.
If you are injured on the job this summer in Minnesota, call Margolis Law Firm right away to discuss your case. Attorney Dean Margolis has been working in the worker’s compensation field of law for the past 30 years. He has the experience necessary to make sure you get the medical attention you need after an injury. Having a skilled work comp attorney by your side is essential to making sure your rights are upheld throughout your work comp claim. Best of all, we offer free and confidential case reviews, and work on contingency fees – meaning you owe us nothing unless we win your case. Give us a call today to set up your free consultation with a St. Louis Park work comp attorney.
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