Outdoor workers need to stay safe in the heat especially as the mercury climbs to extreme levels.
Scientists have warned that the combination of high temperatures and humidity are more dangerous than just high temperatures themselves.
According to US studies, heat waves are expected to become more common as the climate becomes warmer and humidity is also expected to intensify.
Over the next century the high humidity in many areas will increase significantly.
Outdoor workers should be particularly cautious. Employers need to ensure workers have the appropriate protection from the heat and humidity including scheduling outdoor work for the coolest times of the day and rotating workers. Workers also need to be provided with a cool, shaded area to take breaks and a clean, fresh water source so they can remain hydrated.Read more https://www.ecowatch.com/humidity-climate-change-2520059578.html