Beat the Heat: Biden's Measures for Worker Protection

Do you know how to stay safe during extreme heat? It's an important question, especially with record-breaking temperatures across the US.

President Biden recently announced new measures to help Americans face the “existential threat of climate change” and extreme heat.

The new measures aim to shield workers from high temperatures, improve weather forecasting, strengthen access to drinking water, and otherwise improve heat resilience.

Heat has killed 436 workers since 2011, according to federal statistics. So, the labor department will increase its inspections of high-risk workplaces.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has set aside billions to help communities make their buildings more energy-efficient and to open cooling centers.

The US Forest Service will award more than $1bn in grants to help cities and towns plant trees, “so families have a place to go to cool off”.

To stay safe during hazardous heat, it's essential to drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks.

Stay indoors during the hottest parts of the day and wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothing.

Taking cool showers or baths can help lower your body temperature and keep you cool. Fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler.

Eating light meals, such as salads and fruits, can help keep you cool and hydrated.

Water and healthy drinks can also do wonders!

With these measures and expert tips, you can beat the heat and stay safe during hazardous heatwaves. Remember to seek help if you experience any symptoms of heat-related illnesses.