When you imagine stress in the workplace, you picture a mean boss, gossiping coworkers, and tight deadlines. We’ve all been there. There is a type of stress in the workplace that can be harder for employees. Heat stress.
The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act mandates: Employers have a duty to shield workers from hazards at work. Largely, this includes heat-related stress.
OSHA states that one of the most important controls in the workplace is proper ventilation and airflow.
The CDC says:
“Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heatstroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can increase the risk of injuries in workers. It may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness.”
A comfortable employee is a productive one. Consequentially, increased revenues and sales can happen if employees are happy and comfortable. In effect, ergonomic supplies, sufficient breaks, and a comfortable working environment are the best ways to keep an employee happy.
Every health and safety indicator points to heat being a major stress factor in the workplace. Therefore, why not ensure that your building or business has top quality ventilation? This comes in the form of modern HVAC engineering. Whether in the planning stages of a building or revamping your space, consultation with your local mechanical engineering consultants can save your employees from undue stress.
Listen and Move forward
It’s time to listen to the experts, give your employees the gift of a safe and comfortable work environment. Make the move, talk to a mechanical engineer to learn about modern ways to ventilate and cool your business.