Employers Must Handle The Heat Intelligently

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT) -- Whether or not an employer believes that the earth is experiencing global warming, he or she must know that unrelenting, overwhelming heat can be devastating to its employees and, ultimately, to its bottom line. For companies with outdoor work, handling the heat isn’t a luxury — it’s a necessity.

Many states, including Florida, Mississippi, Arizona, Louisiana and their immediate neighbors, deal with heat issues year round. For the rest of the nation, an approaching summer brings a new mentality.

Industries such as construction, landscape architecture, pool...
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