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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...

Heat stress and heat illness risk factors at mine sites

Handling the heat | Heat stress risk factors

With summer fast approaching, heat stress and heat illness are again becoming an issue of concern, particularly for those working on mine sites in Australia’s harsh environment. Dietitian Kaitlyn...

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...

AMSJ April 2022