New OSHA Alert focuses on working safely in hot weather
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.
J. J. Keller's Heat Stress - Online Training Course helps employees understand the dangers of heat stress and how to prevent and respond to a heat stress emergency.
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