In the context of climate change occurring and causing numerous effects all over the world, the related increase in temperature is impacting people’s livelihood and also production activities. Workers in big cities, especially workers at construction sites and trade villages are considered the most vulnerable to high temperatures. Extreme weather events and heat waves can lead to adverse impact such as reducing workers’ health and productivity and even occupational accidents.
Under the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Fund, COHED has collaborated with ILSSA to develop a guide book titled Guidelines: To Raise Knowledge and Detail Preventive Measures of Heat Stress – Improving Laborers’ Health at Workplaces in the Context of Climate Change. This guidebook has been published to provide information and prevention methods in order to raise awareness and knowledge on how to reduce heat stress at workplaces.