Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat. More information about heat safety can be found on the OSHA website or by clicking the links below:
Available for free on iPhone and Android, is an app that uses your local temperature to calculate the heat index for your worksite. Based on that calculation, the app then reminds you about the protective measures you should take for your workers.
With a simple “click,” you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
SOURCE: OSHA’s Heat Safety App https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html and OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html