Expert Warns: Workplaces Need To Adapt For Heatwaves

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It's hot. Really hot. And it is only going to get hotter. So should our workplaces be making changes to accommodate for the health impacts of increasingly common heatwaves?

Professor of Public Health at the University of Adelaide, Peng Bi, certainly thinks so.

Professor Bi told ABC news new regulations should be set up to deal with heatwaves - and that the 38-hour, nine-to-five week may not be the healthiest way to be working.

Recent studies have shown that heatwaves are Australia's most deadly natural hazard, causing 55 per cent of all natural disaster related deaths.

So what do you think? How could your workplace rules be changed to make it easier to cope in the heat?

For some tips on how to keep cool in the summer, in and outside of the workplace, from Lifehacker has us covered.