Its that time of year again….
Hot weather and bushfire danger!
Some facts from Safe Work Australia –
This time last year, parts of Australia were badly affected by extreme heat and bushfires. Working in heat and/or in air pollution can be hazardous and can cause harm to workers in both indoor and outdoor work environments.
Over the 10 years from 2009-10 to 2018-19, there were 1,774 workers’ compensation claims resulting from working in heat.
There are a whole range of Working in Heat and Air Pollution/Bushfire Smoke resources available for employers and workers to help manage these risks