Workers in Queensland want a heat stress policy implemented when the temperature reaches 35 degrees Celsius.
In Melbourne when temperatures reach 35 degrees Celsius job sites are shut down, but in Queensland the same thing does not apply.
The CFMEU Victorian branch’s policy titled 35 degrees Celsius: That’s Enough, aims to keep workers safe when it heats up.
Heat stress can be deadly so look out for the following warnings,
- Heavy sweating
- Tiredness and weakness
- Dizziness or fainting
- Slurred speech or blurred vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Painful muscles spasms or cramps.