Do you feel safe when you are at work? For many of us, our place of employment does feel safe. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics warns that more injuries happen in the workplace during the summer months than any other time of the year. This summer, take charge of your own safety at work by following a few of our summer safety tips for the workplace.
Many workplace injuries during the summer months have to do with hydration. Without proper hydration, your body can suffer severe health consequences including nausea and confusion. Keep a water bottle handy at all times during work, and choose to drink water instead of sugary drinks like soda.
Hot temperatures can negatively affect your body quickly. If your job has you spending time outside, assure you are seeking shade as often as possible to enjoy a quick cool down. Overheating can cause heat stroke or other emergency situations, but you can avoid them by keeping as cool as possible. Get out of direct sunlight when possible and attempt to complete a majority of any outdoor hard labor during the early morning hours, before the sunlight reaches its peak.
Slips and falls are a danger to workers year round, and the summer season offers no relief. Walk carefully and avoid any areas that are slick or walkways that are damaged. A fall can not only cause immediate injury, but can also feature painful symptoms that last well past the initial incident.
If you do become injured at work this season, get medical attention right away. After you are recovering, assure you are working with a seasoned attorney. Your attorney will not only help you navigate insurance questions and payments, but will also seek compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured at work, contact the team at Grewer Law. We have extensive experience advocating for injured workers, and are ready to help you get back on your feet. Call us today to set up your consultation.