It’s never easy trying to do work when the weather is a little extreme, either being cold or hot. Working in extreme heat could lead to heat stroke and heat exhaustion which are two of the last things you want, and working in cold conditions, well you get too worried with trying to keep yourself warm that you can’t focus on your task at hand. In Britain they are working on a new law to help employees in the extreme heat.
MPs in Parliament are working away on a law that states if a workplace gets to be hotter than 30 degrees Celsius, employers MUST send their workers home so they don’t have to work in the heat! Sounds like a pretty sweet deal right? Well, here’s a dillema: here in Southern Alberta, it is quite common for temperatures to get to and above 30 degrees in the summer time, so maybe that’s not the best option for this area.
Now I’m not saying this is a bad idea, I think its a great idea due to the fact working in the heat is very difficult and sometimes you can’t handle the heat, but if it were to be put into place in Canada, the temperature would have to be increased to closer to 35-40 degrees Celcius.