As temperatures rise, the risk of heat illness becomes a serious challenge to the safety and health of workers. Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. Other heat illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat rash, should also be avoided. There are precautions that can be taken any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work. This month’s safety training focused on the hazards of working in a hot environment and how to protect workers.