As we move into the July long weekend, a heat warning is in effect for all of Alberta. Employers and workers need to know how to protect themselves from heat exposure and to recognize the signs of heat stress.

Follow these five steps to protect yourself, your guests and workers in very hot weather:

  1. Prepare for the heat
  2. Pay close attention to how you — and those around you — feel
  3. Stay hydrated
  4. Stay cool
  5. Avoid exposure to extreme heat when outdoors

Learn about the health risks associated with working in extreme heat situations, and how to protect workers: