Take safety precautions when temperatures rise

May. 02, 2021

In the equipment and event rental industry, outdoor activity is part of the job description in many cases. Outdoor events may require installing tents. Landscapers may work on yards, patios and retaining walls. Contractors are building roads and bridges while roofers work on commercial and home projects. And indoors, temperatures inside a workplace also can impact health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), during 2004 to 2018, an annual average of 702 heat-related deaths — 415 with heat as the underlying cause and 287 as a contributing factor — occurred in the U.S. A total of 10,527 deaths resulted from exposure to heat-related conditions with approximately 80 percent — 9,757 — of these deaths occurring during May through September.

Learn about the necessary safety precautions to take when temperatures rise in the May Safety Issue of Rental Management magazine.

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