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heat stress at work

Warning to guard against heat stress at work

Western Australian workplaces have been reminded to guard against the effects of extreme temperatures as another week of summer heat hits the State. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh today...

heat stress at work

Heat stress at work

A report released last week by the Centre for Future Work provides first-hand accounts of dangerous levels of heat stress experienced in a range of occupations – including construction, outdoor...

avoiding heat stress

Prepare early and avoid heat stress

Mine sites across Australia are being urged to take extra care this year to avoid heat stress. When preparing for work in heat mining companies should be closely monitoring the Bureau of Meteorology...

Working in the heat

Working in the heat | Frequently Asked Questions

What does working in the heat mean? When workers are exposed to heat at different temperatures while performing work, they may become ill from a range of heat-related illnesses (see below). A range...

Extreme heatwave is set for many parts of Australia 2019

Extreme heatwave

An extreme heatwave is set to affect many parts of Australia this week with temperatures in Western NSW, South Australia and Victoria to exceed 45 degrees. Cobar, Broken Hill and Griffith resident...

heat stress and hydration mining

Managing the risks of working in heat

This Guide provides practical guidance for a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) on how to manage the risks associated with working in heat and information on what to do if a worker...

Australians underestimate risks of heat, research says

Health professionals are using the first day of summer to warn Australians to prepare for a hot summer and scorching heatwaves. Heat expert Liz Hanna says heatwaves kill many Australians and extreme...

sun exposure and heat stress are key issues for surface mine workers

Sweltering at work costs billions, study says

MINE workers know all too well the suffering of working long days in the sweltering heat. A study has revealed that as the earth’s temperature continually rises and workers sweat it out at work...

AMSJ April 2022