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With the help of the first smart phone app developed by OSHA, employers and workers can determine the risk of heat-related problems to outdoor workers at any worksite at any time.
A coalition of advocacy, union and worker safety experts is petitioning OSHA to enact a mandatory standard to protect workers from extreme heat exposure.
A complaint from a warehouse workers union brought Cal/OSHA's attention to two warehouse companies in Chino -- and resulted in a quarter of a million dollars worth of citations against those companies.
Ergodyne was recently presented a Members' Choice Award for their Heat Stress Program and Cooling Products by Do it Best Corp. at the Do it Best October Market™.
A top official of the California workplace-safety agency says farmers and ranchers should expect more purposeful visits from it and other labor agencies, as they monitor for compliance with heat-safety rules and other standards.
Athlete deaths from heat exposure are on the rise. Warming summers have been accompanied by weekly reports of athletes young and old collapsing from severe heat-induced illness.
OSHA has kicked off a national outreach initiative to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather.
OSHA is making available a mobile application designed to keep outdoor workers safe during summer heat.
As temperatures rise, so does the chance of those working in areas susceptible to high heat conditions of becoming ill. To prevent heat-related work injuries and illnesses, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) suggests employers and employees take safety precautions now and be aware of factors that can lead to heat stress; the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke; ways to prevent heat stress; and, what can be done for heat-related illnesses.
Hot summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known as hyperthermia.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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