There are many factors that increase a worker's chance of suffering from the effects of a heat-related illness. Make sure everyone on the team understands the best ways to prevent heat stress and allows themselves the opportunity to drink water and take breaks in the shade when needed.
Heat is a serious hazard to workers in many industries. Not only when workers are outdoors but also during indoor activity the body can build up heat and struggle to get rid of it.
According to the CDC, Extreme Heat causes more deaths every year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods combined!
Workers need to be aware of their specific limitations and remember that sometimes their body may not cool off fast enough. Factors that can increase the chance of heat stress include:
OSHA Standard 1926.21(b)(2) The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.
Water. Rest. Shade. California's State OSHA program has created a great way to remember three important ways to prevent heat stress.
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