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Safety Focus May 2015

Summertime Workplace Safety

Outdoor workers face special risks associated with the sun, temperature, and insects. Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) radiation which causes premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, cataracts and skin cancer. Heat-related illnesses can occur when working in hot and humid conditions. West Nile virus, though rare, can be contracted through mosquito bites, and Lyme disease can be caused by a bite from an infected tick. Read more to learn about precautions workers can take to protect themselves against these risks.