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UPS workers speak out after suffering heat-related illnesses

Working in the heat is a problem for many workers. The sun is beating down, and exertion only puts more strain on your body. Combined with humidity and the inability to sweat to cool down, many people suffer from heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses in the summer months.

Stay cool and prevent heat-related illnesses

Florida is hot, humid and extremely dangerous for the workers who have to be outside in the elements. Even though the local area is known for popular attractions and is a tourist destination, that doesn't mean that entertainers and workers can stand to be in the heat any longer than others. In fact, people who are expected to wear heavy costumes or to walk around amusement parks providing security may need more breaks than others.

Worker suffers cardiac arrest from lightning strike

Workers' compensation is something that workers should be entitled to if they are harmed while on the job. Whether they're traveling for work, fall in an office or are hurt on a construction site, the point of workers' compensation is to make sure they get the financial support and medical care they need at no cost to them. Additionally, those who are off work for several days may qualify for a portion of their lost wages, so that they don't have to worry about the time they missed on the job.