Rising temperatures threaten outdoor workers

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Rising temperatures threaten outdoor workers
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Rising temperatures threaten outdoor workers

As temperatures in Central Florida trend upward and the number of extremely hot days per year also increase, one group will be particularly affected: outdoor workers. What You Need To Know This summer was the second hottest in Orlando’s recorded history, according to Spectrum News 13 weather experts Instances of heat-related illness rose in July, according to AdventHealth Centra Care – with many outdoor workers affected A federal push for investigations into heat related illness at the workplace resulted in a Florida citation in August after one agricultural worker died on the job “The temperatures are just unbearable,” said Noel Wolfgramm, a longtime roofer and landscaper. His father started a landscaping business in the 1970s, and Wolfgramm followed a similar path, later expanding into roofing and opening a company—Stax Roofing—of his own. Wolfgramm has long known the dangers of working outdoors in extreme temperatures, and the precautions necessary to […]

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