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    How to keep workers safe in an increasingly hot United Kingdom

    The world is getting hotter, and heatwaves are becoming more frequent and more severe. Recent projections say 2024 is set to be the warmest year yet. As the summer of 2022 demonstrated, despite its reputation for cold and rain, the UK is not immune from these bouts of extremely hot weather.

    By Dr Radhika Khosla, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment on 07 June 2024

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    Climate change and worker safety and health: the time to act is now

    Climate change is changing everything. It is already posing a serious threat to the safety and health of workers in all regions of the world. Workers across different sectors are exposed to climate change-related hazards, with outdoor workers at particular risk as they carry out heavy labour in hot climates.

    By International Labour Organization (ILO) on 07 June 2024

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    Working in the sun: why it’s time to take action

    With recent research showing that almost one in three outdoor workers in the UK never wear sunscreen to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays, it’s never been more important for employers to educate staff about the health risks – and provide appropriate sun protection products.

    By SC Johnson Professional on 10 July 2023