Mike Stearns is a Technical Safety Specialist with Grainger. He’s worked for Grainger for more than 29 years in various roles related to safety. In addition having a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Mike is also OSHA 30-hour trained.
Health concerns related to prolonged sitting on the job have received considerable attention. With the focus on getting sedentary employees on their feet, it’s important to remember that excessive standing is just as detrimental to long-term health as excessive sitting.
Studies show that older workers are more susceptible to negative consequences from heat exposure, and building this understanding into a workplace heat illness prevention program is imperative to creating a robust plan.