The China Post
Date: July 3, 2017
By: The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — As climate change turns up the heat across the globe this summer, Taiwan’s
outdoor workers are expected to have a rough time.
The Bureau of Labor Insurance issued a reminder today that workers exposed to heat on the job can apply for insurance payouts if they suffer heat exhaustion or another heat-related injury as a result.
So far, the applications haven’t been rolling in. The bureau said that from 2010 to the end of May 2017, it received just 12 applications for payouts from occupational injury insurance, five of which were from the families of employees who had died.
The government said Taiwan’s labor insurance covers heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, the symptoms of which include dizziness, a lack of sweating despite strong heat, red skin, muscle cramps, nausea, a fast heartbeat and shallow breathing. [FULL STORY]