There’s no shortage of free safety training presentations on the Internet, but as we all know, the quality varies greatly. Compliance and Safety, a U.S.-based consultancy, reviewed 7 free heat stress presentations and provided comments and ratings for each one.
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With a harsh arid climate and summer temperatures that can reach 60° Celsius (140° Fahrenheit) between the months of May and September, Middle Eastern countries face a continuing challenge of how to conduct outdoor work without subjecting their workers to the harmful effects of heat stress. This year that challenge will be even greater with the occurrence of Ramadan, which requires fasting between sunrise and sunset, during the month of July. Employers should make plans now to protect their workers from heat stress during Ramadan.
People, like machinery, tend to break down in extreme conditions. As temperatures rise, productivity falls, safety becomes questionable and comfort is no longer. Heat stress is defined as a group of conditions that result from being overly exposed to heat or overexertion in excessive ambient temperatures, a common occurrence in industrial spaces during the summer
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