New OSHA Alert focuses on working safely in hot weather

High temperatures, humid conditions put outdoor workers at risk for heat-related illness

Posted July 23, 2019

A new OSHA Alert offers information and resources to protect workers from heat-related illness when performing activities in high temperatures and humid conditions. Symptoms of heat-related illness include fainting, dizziness, nausea, and muscle spasms.

Employers can help keep workers safe by:

  • Providing water, frequent rest breaks, and shade.
  • Allowing time to build a tolerance for working in the heat.
  • Offering training on the hazards of heat exposure and how to prevent illness.
  • Developing an emergency action plan on what to do if a worker shows signs of heat-related illness.

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