The adoption of the State Emphasis Program, which follows the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's introduction of a National Emphasis Program focused on heat hazards, allows MIOSHA to perform comprehensive inspection targeting and outreach.
According to the Southeast Regional Climate Center, last summer we saw sweltering weather conditions, with record-breaking heat in more than 40 U.S. cities. New workers, temporary workers or those returning from time off are especially susceptible to heat-induced illnesses.
With warmer weather hopefully on the way, OSHA wants to know how effective its heat illness prevention campaign website. The agency is gathering stakeholder input on the campaign using a brief survey to evaluate the website and and to identify possible modifications for next year.