December 18th, 2019

Extreme heat

It is a week of extreme heat around the country. Employers have a duty of care to ensure they are not putting their workers’ health and safety at risk.

Work Health and Safety legislation does not set temperatures at which a worker must stop work. There may be specific processes for heat detailed in workplace employment agreements and each workplace environment is different.

The onus is on the employer to manage any risks, in consultation with their workers.

Heat & UV exposure has further guidance on these topics

  • Employer responsibilities
  • Worker responsibilities
  • Heat illnesses
  • UV radiation

Stay Safe and Stay Cool!