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“A prolonged heat event will begin today. Dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected through most of the week.”, Environment Canada said in a statement.

Working under extreme heat can cause bodily stress and heat-related illnesses. Construction workers are especially susceptible to direct sunlight and humidity exposure.

Drinking a cup of water every 20 minutes and wearing light-coloured clothing are preventative measures when working in such conditions.

Local 793 operators who are concerned that employers are not taking appropriate steps to help workers avoid heat stroke and exhaustion should contact their business rep.

For more information on how to prepare and recognize heat-related symptoms, visit https://iuoelocal793.org/heat-stress-signs-and-signals-2/

Heat Warning Alert from Environment Canada: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?onrm19