National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is partnering with OSHA to heighten awareness among its members of the heat hazards faced by outdoor workers.
An upcoming webinar, Heat Awareness-What you and your Team should know!, promises to take a “deep dive” into identifying the potential exposure factors to heat stress and methods for preventing or limiting their impact.
The state of Maryland is reporting its first heat-related fatality of the summer. That was the conclusion of an autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Health officials released few facts about the victim, other than that it was a male between the ages of 18 and 44.
Radians®, a leading manufacturer of high quality safety products, has expanded their Arctic RadWear® line with the introduction of their new cooling vests and cooling T-shirts.
Radians new cooling vests are made with Advanced ARCTIC™ Technology that uses a unique three-layer laminated fabric system that absorbs, stores, and releases water to keep workers cool for hours. The layering system is waterproof and breathable so your shirt remains dry during the cooling process.
Working in extreme environments – such as welding in enclosed environments in brutal summer heat - can take a toll on workers, but Dual Action Personal Air Conditioners (PACs) from Vortec keep them comfortable and productive in either hot or cold working conditions.
As outdoor work increases with the temperature, Ergodyne has announced a new addition to its GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel Line to help workers be seen and stay cool.
The new 8009 Hi-Vis Mesh Leg Gaiter compliments the six new GloWear® offerings rolled out by Ergodyne ahead of last construction season, including the 8005 Hi-Vis Mesh Neck Shade, 8280BK Type R Class 2 Black Front Performance T-Shirt, and 8253HDZ Type R Class 2 Heavy-Duty Mesh Surveyors Vest.
When the body is unable to cool itself through sweating, serious heat illnesses may occur. The most severe heat-induced illnesses are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If actions are not taken to treat heat exhaustion, the illness could progress to heat stroke and possible death.
With today’s temperature expected to reach 108 in parts of California – and 100+ high temps predicted for many days during the next two weeks - Cal/OSHA is reminding employers to observe outdoor workers toiling in high heat for signs and symptoms of heat illness. It’s a warning that should be heeded by those in other parts of the country, as well.
The dog days of summer are upon us, but what does that actually mean? This phrase refers to the hottest, most uncomfortable part of the summer, usually ranging from July through August. In ancient times, the return of Sirius (the Dog Star), which is the brightest star in the night sky, would be a forerunner of the hottest phase of the summer.
Fujitsu has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm that can monitor heat stress levels in workers through its “Human Centric AI Zinrai.” The AI will be able to oversee workers like security guards and others who are susceptible heat-related stress, according to Fujitsu.