“Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some are fatally injured. These illnesses and fatalities are preventable.”
The heat index is high and summer has just begun. OSHA is advising employers throughout the U.S. to protect their workers from heat-related hazards or illnesses by utilizing preventative methods. “While workers in construction, agriculture, and landscaping are often exposed to excessive heat, so are workers in kitchens, foundries, warehouses, and other indoor settings.”
If your business operations involve heat sources, exposure to the outdoors, or general physical activities, your workers are at a higher risk.
To learn more on how to prevent potential heat hazards, visit OSHA’s website here.