Heat: a silent killer at work
The Future of Work Podcast (ilo.org)

The rising temperatures associated with climate change mean that more people are experiencing heat stress at work. A recent ILO report, ensuring safety and health at work in a changing climate estimated that nearly 19,000 workers die annually because of excessive heat, and more than 70% of the global workforce are likely to be exposed to excessive heat at some point during their work.

A recent ILO Future of Work podcast focuses on the increase in heat stress exposures expected with climate change. This is a serious OHS problem that will demand more of our attention as global temperatures rise.