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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Summer's Not Officialy Here - But Heat Illnesses Are

I was in Massachusetts last week for the first "official" heat wave of the season.  A heat wave is defined as three or more days with the temperature above 90 degrees.  In Massachusetts those high temperatures also come with high humidity. It only took about ten minutes of working outside before I was drenched in sweat.

Today's edition of Corporate Counsel magazine has an article titled "What Employers Need to Know About Heat-Related Illness."  This morning from 7 to 8 a.m., a partnership involving employers, trade associations and OSHA are holding one-hour safety “stand-downs” at construction sites and other workplaces throughout eight southern states: Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.

The article in Corporate Counsel provides an overview of heat stress and gives nine recommendations from OSHA for preventing heat stress.

Read the article here.

You don't need to be in a southern state to take an hour to train your employees in how to prevent heat related injuries and illnesses.  OSHA provides online resources you can use to create a heat stress prevention program and train your employees.  It is available here...


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Anonymous Carpe said...

Good Text! Theme important.

6:47 PM  

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