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Health Ministry advises employers to take essential heat safety measures at workplace

Amid rising heatwave, the Ministry of Health, has advised employers to take essential heat safety measures at the workplace. In a social media post, Health Ministry said from providing hydration stations to scheduling outdoor tasks during cooler hours, let’s ensure our workers stay cool, healthy, and productive. The ministry called on employers to provide proper drinking water facilities at the workplace. 

Sharing the tips, Ministry said schedule strenuous and outdoor jobs in cooler times of the day and increase the frequency of rest breaks. It also advised employers to train workers to recognise symptoms of heat-related illness. Exposure to extreme heat can affect health, ranging from rashes to serious and potentially fatal health problems such as heat exhaustion and Headache, feeling dizzy, dehydration, and breathing problems are the common symptoms of heat-related illness, said the ministry.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a ‘red alert’ for many states in north India, including Delhi, over persistent heatwave and high temperatures. In Delhi, the temperatures are likely to range between 43 and 47 degrees.

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