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Worker sweating in glaring sun. A study that compared weather data with daily number of workers’ compensation claims in Adelaide, South Australia from 2003-2013 found claims increased under moderate to extreme temperatures, while cold conditions resulted in delayed effects. (Credit: Shutterstock.com) A study that compared weather data with daily number of workers’ compensation claims in Adelaide, South Australia from 2003-2013 found claims increased under moderate to extreme temperatures, while cold conditions resulted in delayed effects. (Credit: Shutterstock.com)

June opened with scorching temperatures and high humidity descended across a large swath of the country, and this trend of higher than average temperatures is anticipated to persist throughout the coming months, according to a National Weather Service.

Rising temperatures are accompanied by a higher risk of heat-related illness and death for workers. From 2011-2019, more than 340 U.S. workers died as a result of heat exposure, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is managing editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. He can be reached at [email protected].  

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