As far as we're concerned, Buster Poindexter and Nelly can all take a hike. They’ll have to sing a different tune once you’ve stocked up on our wide array of cooling work gear because it’s about to get Chilly in Here.
OSHA’s National Emphasis Program for Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards was recently launched with the goal of protecting millions of workers from heat-related illness. Here’s what it means for you.
In 2014, OSHA kicked off an annual campaign to train and educate workers about heat stress management called Water. Rest. Shade. Use this Toolbox Talk to brief workers on the signs/symptoms of dehydration, as well as effective hydration strategies.
Weather patterns are changing. The planet’s getting warmer. Since the 1980s, each decade has been hotter than the last—with the warmest seven years on record all occurring since 2015. To best protect your crew against the rising risk of heat stress, it’s critical to better understand heat-related illnesses, warning signs and solutions for mitigating them.
HEAT STRESS & HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
Extreme heat causes thousands of workplace injuries every year. The good news? Heat-related illnesses and fatalities are 100% preventable.