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?

Safety pros: Do you feel a sense of personal responsibility when a worker injury occurs?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote Results

Solis urges caution during hot weather

July 13, 2011

Tags
  • / Print
  • Reprints
  • Text Size:
    A A

Washington – In response to heat waves occurring across the country, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued a statement July 11 urging employers to take precautions to help workers avoid heat-related illnesses among workers.

Included in her recommendations:

  • Provide plenty of water at the jobsite and remind workers to drink it.
  • Schedule rest breaks throughout shifts and provide shaded or air-conditioned rest areas near the worksite.
  • Schedule heavy tasks for earlier in the day, when possible.
  • Ensure medical services are available to respond in an emergency.

“Remember: water, rest, shade – three keys to preventing heat-related illnesses in this extreme heat,” Solis said in a press release.

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.