More than 200,000 users have downloaded the OSHA Heat Safety Tool since its launch in 2011. This spring, OSHA released a new version of the app for Apple devices, with full-screen color alerts, improved navigation and accessibility options.
Last year was the hottest year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) That didn't surprise the experts; nine of the ten hottest years have happened since 2000. The health-related consequences of extreme heat are evident in a statistic from OSHA: 30 workers die from heat stroke in an average year -- and not just in the sunbelt.
Polar Products, a body cooling manufacturer in Northeast Ohio, has developed an innovative new portable, collapsible cold water immersion system to facilitate the rapid cooling of persons experiencing exertional heat illness, heat stress and heat stroke.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels and National Weather Service Deputy Director Laura Furgione have renewed their agencies’ joint effort to help workers avoid excessive heat – and the health dangers that come with it.
Ergodyne has announced today the launch of their newest product within the Skullerz® Head Protection Line - the Skullerz® 8955 Ranger Bump Cap. Solving for two top risk categories, the new Skullerz® 8955 combines a rugged, impact-resistant ABS shell - delivering protection from cranial bumps, bruises, scrapes, and cuts - with a stylish wide-brim ranger hat for shade and protection from the sun and elements.
OSHA has updated its free heat illness app with some new features for iPhone users. The app, which was launched in 2011, allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers.