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OSHA and NOAA team up for infographic on preventing heat illnesses


Photo: OSHA

Washington — OSHA has published an infographic on working safely in the heat. 

Developed in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the one-page infographic encourages workers to:

  • Drink a cup of cool water every 20 minutes, even if you aren’t thirsty. For more strenuous and longer jobs, drink a beverage with electrolytes, such as a sports drink.
  • Take regular rest breaks in the shade or another cool location.
  • Know the signs of heat illness.

The infographic is part of OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention campaign. The agency plans to translate it into multiple languages.

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