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Picture it: Photos now part of OSHA’s ‘Beat the Heat’ contest


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Washington — OSHA’s national competition to raise awareness of the dangers of heat exposure is back with a new element – a photo contest.

Open to all industries, the agency’s “Beat the Heat” contest is intended to “highlight and showcase the effective strategies that stakeholders are using to protect workers from the heat.” OSHA is looking to “see heat safety in action.”

Participants can submit up to five original photos with a focus on workplace heat safety. Agency suggestions include images showing:

  • Controls being used to protect workers
  • Workers using shade structures
  • Heat safety training and engagement
  • Innovative ways to cool workers
  • Employers providing cold water access outdoors

Winning entries will be displayed on the photo contest webpage on OSHA’s website, and the winners will receive a “Beat the Heat” challenge coin. To submit an entry or to ask questions, email [email protected].

Submissions are due July 19.

Last year’s competition challenged stakeholders to submit the best tools and resources on the dangers of heat exposure – indoors and outdoors – at work.

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