The risks of heat
Source: World Health Organization
Despite being preventable, many people still die by heatwaves every year world-wide. With global temperatures rising we are facing a lot of challenges. Death by heat being one of them. The mortality risk increases between 0.2 – 5.5% for every 1 °C increase in temperature.
Heat & Productivity
Employees who work in hot conditions are not as productive and can suffer from kidney injury, dehydration and other health problems, according to a new review of 111 studies published in the Lancet Planetary Health. The included studies involved 447 million workers in over 40 different occupations, including outdoor and indoor jobs.
The work area temperature can have a huge impact on how productive you are. The study shows that productivity drops by as much as 4% per degrees °C (!) when temperatures rise above 27 degrees °C in workplaces requiring manual labour.
Less productive workers means a less productive business – So keep your workers cool to stay comfortable, healthy and productive!