Preventing heat illness protects your workers and is good business. Health and safety problems and other health problems like heart attacks and falls, may result from heat illness at the workplace. Heat illness may increase the costs of doing business by:
- Reducing employee productivity and efficiency
- Increasing your medical and emergency services costs
- Taking up supervisory and administrative time
- Increasing workers’ compensation premiums
Preventing your employees from developing heat illness is good business. It will benefit your organization by reducing your costs because your employees will stay healthy and more productive. The best way to prevent and respond to heat illness is to acknowledge heat prevention and implement it into your workspace.