If you're employed at a restaurant or landscaping company, you are not only in danger of regular workplace injuries like slips and falls, but you are also at risk for heat related injuries like heat stroke that can affect your ability to do your job. In order to protect yourself at your job and make sure that you are properly compensated if you experience this type of injury at work, there are a few things you should know about your employer's and your own responsibilities about preventing heat-related injury in the work place.
The U.S. Department of Transportation prohibits people with epilepsy or a history of seizures from driving commercial motor vehicles across state lines. However, since 1 in 10 Americans will have a seizure in their lifetime and truck drivers spend a lot of time on the road, there is still some risk that a truck driver will have a seizure while driving. If a truck driver has a seizure while behind the wheel, it could result in 80,000 pounds and 65 feet of metal and cargo hurling down the roadway uncontrollably.