Urgent Heat Stress Update from OSHA

Today, July 21, 2011, OSHA released a statement regarding methods to protect workers during periods of extreme temperatures and high humidity.  According to OSHA, employers must ensure the safety and health of workers and that does mean incorporating methods to safeguard workers from heat. (While reading you can jam to a little Glenn Fry, "The … Continue reading Urgent Heat Stress Update from OSHA

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Illness

There are many heat-related illnesses, ranging from very treatable skin complaints to life threatening conditions. Any symptoms of heat illness indicates overexposure that may quickly worsen. Replacing fluids, taking frequent breaks and treating early symptoms is critical to avoid serious progression of the effects of heat. Although heat illness can be cummulative, the most severe … Continue reading Signs and Symptoms of Heat Illness

Using Acclimatization to Protect Workers From Heat

The truly hot weather is just around the corner. Are you doing the right things to get workers ready for extreme heat? Using an acclimatization schedule will help avoid dangerous work-related heat illness. "Acclimatization" is the process of adapting to environmental extremes and it's a necessary component of heat stress prevention. Intensity, frequency, duration and quantity of … Continue reading Using Acclimatization to Protect Workers From Heat