OSHA’s Campaign to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

Prepare for Summer Heat!
Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. This is a good time to start a campaign to inform workers about the dangers of working in the heat and how to prevent heat exhaustion. It comes down to three key fundamentals: Water. Rest. Shade. The following links may serve as helpful resource materials for education sessions, job safety assessments and safety meetings. OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness – Good overview of campaign and access to resources such as fact sheets, posters, training guides, quick cards, wallet cards and heat index guides. CDC-NIOSH Heat Stress Management – Includes overview, types of heat stress, recommendations for employers & workers and additional resources. OSHA Quick Card – “Protecting Workers from Heat Stress” cards can be given to workers as reminders. OSHA Heat Index App – An application from several providers that allows you to calculate the heat index at your worksite and provides reminders for taking protective measures.