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Worker wellness: Summer 101 in the clinic

Medical Environment Update, June 1, 2019

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EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS STORY IS PART OF A SERIES OF STORIES THAT WILL ADDRESS THE COMMON TYPES OF ISSUES THAT CAN BEFALL HEALTHCARE WORKERS, AND HOW YOU AS THE SAFETY PROFESSIONAL CAN HELP MITIGATE THEM.

As summertime arrives in the U.S., there’s a good chance you’re not thinking about the dangers of the season. After all, it’s the season of sunshine and the beach, and most healthcare workers in medical clinics aren’t spending their workdays toiling in the heat.

Still, warmer weather can take a toll on indoor workers. According to OSHA, when the human body is unable to maintain a normal temperature, heat illnesses can occur and may even result in death.

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