NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Has an employer ever asked you to do something that violated your code of ethics as a safety professional?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    New OSHA campaign targets heat illness

    April 27, 2011

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Washington – OSHA on April 26 launched a national outreach initiative to educate workers and employers about the hazards of working outdoors in the heat.

    The campaign focuses on the importance of providing workers with water, rest and shade, which are core components of the heat illness prevention standard adopted by California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

    In addition to educational materials, OSHA will provide a curriculum for workplace training and a webpage with information and resources on heat illness prevention and emergency care. The agency also partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to include worker safety precautions in weather service alerts for heat.

    Heat is a concern for workers in industries such as agriculture, landscaping, construction, road repair and airport baggage. Heat illness can progress to heat stroke, a condition that killed more than 30 workers last year, according to OSHA.

    Post a comment to this article

    Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.