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The Impact of Workplace Humidity on Health and Workers’ Compensation Claims


Excessive workplace humidity increases dehydration, heat illnesses, and allergy risks, potentially leading to workers’ compensation claims. Humidity may not seem like an alarming threat in the workplace. However, excessive humidity can pose serious health hazards.  Humidity describes the amount of moisture in the air. Normal indoor humidity levels are typically between 30% to 50%. Anything … Read more

Top 4 Summer Hazards for St. Louis Construction Workers

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Construction workers face summer hazards such as heat stroke, dehydration, sun exposure, and excessive fatigue. Here’s how to stay safe. Construction workers are among the most at-risk for work-related injuries and illnesses. Summer is an especially trying time for construction workers. The intense heat poses a serious threat to the safety of these workers. And … Read more

Updated: May 16, 2024

Is There a Connection Between Hot Weather and Workplace Injuries?

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Working in hot weather can make existing health conditions worse, impair a worker’s judgment, and lead to dehydration. Understandably, many people love summertime. The weather is warm, the sun is out, and an overall sense of happiness is in the air. However, while summertime may be a great time for picnics and vacations, it can … Read more

Updated: September 1, 2022

Heat Exhaustion at Work – How a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help

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Those who work in construction, landscaping, manufacturing, bakeries, agriculture, and mail delivery are at serious risk of heat exhaustion during the summer months. We don’t have to tell you — Missouri summers are long and hot. While typically the temperature can range between 80 and 90 degrees, we have all experienced those never-ending hot days … Read more

Updated: June 20, 2022

When it’s Too Hot to Work – Can You Collect Benefits for Heat Stroke?

Heat stroke occurs when the body cannot control its temperature. It can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given. Summers in Missouri are no joke. Though the state is known for its rapid changes in temperatures, summer seasons can be quite a problem for workers who remain outdoors in the sun … Read more

Updated: June 26, 2019