When guardrails are installed for worker safety in the state of California, Federal OSHA AND Cal/OSHA are the governing regulations that shall be followed. There are some differences in the specific regulations between the two regulations.
BIM generates digital representations of the functional and physical characteristics of buildings and construction sites. For thousands of years, architects have used models to share their vision. Today, digital technology is making these models far more powerful.
It doesn’t have to be this tragic — both indoors and outdoors when temperatures reach dangerous, extreme levels. Preventive measures are found all over the internet. But heat prevention practices, in reality, are not always easily practiced, if attempted at all.
With climate change in mind, it is imperative that industries evaluate current heat safety practices and explore the potential of core body temperature-sensing wearables that accurately predict heat strain, improve worker productivity, and mitigate adverse heat-related health outcomes.
The Department of Labor will ramp up enforcement of heat-safety violations, increasing inspections in high-risk industries like construction and agriculture, while OSHA continues to develop a national standard for workplace heat-safety rules.