Working in the heat can be a danger, but there are ways to reduce the risk. Knowing how to recognize the signs of heat stress and how to prevent the condition are both very important. If you're injured due to heat stress while working you may have a legal case, but the best choice is to avoid being a victim of heat stress altogether. Paying close attention to how you're feeling when you're working in a very hot environment, or outdoors in a Minnesota summer, can make a big difference in your health. Also keep an eye on the people around you, so you can help them if they appear to be struggling with the heat or humidity.