Temperatures could affect health


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

City employee Mark Rowe, fixes divots at the T-ball fields in Sidney Monday, he wears a light colored shirt and hat to beat the summer heat.

With average temperatures this week rising above the ninety degree mark, it's a good idea for area residents to be diligent about their health both at home and on the job.

Temperatures in the Sidney area are forecast to hit highs in the upper-eighties to mid-nineties, and according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) working in full sunlight can increase heat index values by 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

Heat related illnesses could occur after long exposure to high temperatures. When you work in the sun exposure to these high temperatures may be unavoidable, education and...

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