We have been hearing from members that the recent heatwave is having a detrimental impact on learning and working conditions. Unfortunately, there are no WorkSafeBC regulations around temperature. However, there are some things you can do.

  1. Tell your principal your room is too hot 
  1. Ask your principal to let Facilities know 
  1. Ask your principal to bring Ice into the school and keep it in the freezer for staff to access 
  1. Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water, use the ice in your bottle or glass 
  1. Do not stay in your classroom during lunch or breaks, try to get some fresh air, in the shade. 
  1. Ask at the Site Based Health & Safety meeting if your school can access or purchase fans for classrooms, 
  1. bearing in mind that fans may be a hazard in some of the primary grades. 

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