Ensuring Campus Safety Amid The Dangers of Summer Heat

Extreme heat is a dangerous and potentially deadly weather related hazard. The toll it can take on your campus is more than you might realize. Here are steps you can take to address your risk and protect your students, staff and visitors.

Each season presents a variety of weather hazards from blizzards, snowstorms and wind chill to hurricanes, thunderstorms and extreme heat. But extreme summer heat is the most dangerous. According to the National Weather Service, on average, more people died from extreme heat than any other weather-related hazard.

The good news is that heat related illnesses are completely preventable. As the start of a new school year approaches, schools should take steps to prepare and protect students, staff and visitors during outdoor work or sport activities.

This report features the steps schools can take to mitigate risk and prevent heat-related illnesses.


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