Heat-Related Illness: Water, Rest, and Shade

Aug 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Health and Safety

The U.S. Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) initiated its national Heat Illness Campaign to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in the heat. OSHA is leveraging relationships with other state and local partners, employers, trade organizations, unions, community groups, educational institutions and healthcare professionals, to disseminate training materials across the country. Online resources include educational materials, a curriculum for workplace training and print ads in color and black & white, all available in English and Spanish. Multiple copies of heat campaign publications can be ordered from OSHA’s Web site. OSHA is also partnering with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on weather service alerts to incorporate worker safety precautions when heat alerts are issued across the United States. NOAA is also including pertinent worker safety information on its Heat Watch Web page.

Photograph: Shine Energy 6 by Flavio Takemoto, Brazil.

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