OSHA provides additional resources to prevent heat illness

From ABC National

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 40% of heat-related worker deaths occur in the construction industry.  As with all incidents, heat illness is entirely preventable, provided contractors develop and implement the appropriate preventive measures.

OSHA released additional materials this month to educate your workforce on heat illness prevention. These resources include:

These add to the materials OSHA, which include:

Visit osha.gov for heat planning and supervision and heat illness prevention guidance to help you protect your workers. Also, visit your app store to download the Heat Safety Tool smartphone app from the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, which provides the heat index (temperature and relative humidity), symptoms of and first aid treatment for heat illness, FAQs and additional tips for working in the heat.

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