Summer Safety

As we say goodbye to spring and hello to warmer days, be aware of hazards that can ruin your summer such as road hazards, pedestrians, working outdoors, and sun and heat exposure. Here are safety topics to discuss with workers and safety committees.

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Summer driving and pedestrian safety

When driving during the summer days, workers need to be aware about staying alert, focusing on the road, and not rushing. These are some key elements workers need to know about. Here is information to help prevent injuries to drivers and pedstrians.

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Caption: Plan for the hazards you may find when working outdoors.  Review the job hazard analysis before you start work.

Working outdoors

When working outdoors, workers may encounter hazards such as, hot weather, falling debris or material, poisonous vegetation, pest and animals, or coming into contact with sharp objects. Find out what you should know about outdoor hazards and how to protect your workers.

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Caption: Plan for the hazards you may find when working outdoors.  Review the job hazard analysis before you start work. Topic pages

Training from L&I

Videos from L&I

Fatalities

Publications and posters

Resources from others

When exposed to working in hot weather climate drink enough water that you never become thirsty, take more breaks in extreme heat and humidity and wear loose fitting, breathable clothing.
Sun and heat exposure

Working outside in the sun and heat can expose you to hazards such as heat stress, skin cancer, exhaustion and dehydration. Learn how to prepare for and stay safe during the hot summer months.

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