Articles in Category: Seasonal

Beware of heat stroke!

Beware of heat stroke!

Now that summer is here, heat stroke (when the body temperature rises above 40°C) occurs--sometimes insidiously--in poorly air-conditioned work environments or outside. It can be misleading because the symptoms (dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headaches) are interpreted as harmless, but in reality, they can intensify, causing irreparable damages and even death. Are you working in intense heat conditions? Don’t lose your cool and follow these 3 useful tips to avoid the worst!

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Caution! Roadwork ahead

Caution! Roadwork ahead

Every summer, roadworks are under way. During summer vacations, there are more people on the roads, and consequently, the number of accidents will increase due to the increased flow of traffic. Caution when driving past construction sites! Here are a few examples of tragic accidents that could have been avoided.

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Working in cold temperatures: how to dress warmly?

Working in cold temperatures: how to dress warmly?

In cold temperatures, workers face serious occupational health and safety hazards. Dropping temperatures can impede on manual dexterity, reduce vigilance and the capacity to take rational decisions. Whether the risk is frostbite to the body’s extremities or hypothermia, hazards can appear in many situations:

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Heatstroke: more than just the temperature!

Heatstroke: more than just the temperature!

Heat can be unforgiving. The work is strenuous, the heat wave is at its peak and suddenly, the body cannot cool itself anymore. It struggles to maintain a body temperature around 37-degree Celsius, its usual and ideal temperature. If nothing is done and the body temperature exceeds 40 degrees, you will suffer from heatstroke. In some cases, it can even be fatal.

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