An updated app for smartphones and other mobile devices can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was redesigned by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app, … Continue reading “NIOSH and OSHA Introduce New & Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety
With the arrival of summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched initiatives to alert employers and workers to heat and lightning hazards and the steps to take to prevent injury or illness from them. The official hashtag of OSHA’s annual heat safety campaign is #WaterRestShade, which is designed to encourage employers to provide … Continue reading “Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns”
HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered … Continue reading “Water, Rest & Shade” – “Working Outdoors & Indoors In High Temperature Conditions”
News Release OSHA News Release: [05/22/2014] Contact Name: Ann Mangold or Jesse Lawder Phone Number: (202) 693-4679 or x4659 Email: Mangold.Ann.R or Lawder.Jesse Release Number: 14-0929-NAT Annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses launched by US Labor Department "Water. Rest. Shade." and acclimatization are critical in preventing heat illness and fatalities WASHINGTON — The U.S. … Continue reading Annual Summer Campaign To Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Launched By DOL
Safety should be one of the top priorities of any construction company. Since the 7th annual Construction Safety Day is just around the corner, Viewpoint decided to take a deeper look at the construction industry’s safety statistics over the past decade. The infographic below breaks down the most common injuries in construction, work fatalities in … Continue reading “The Fatal Four” – Safety in the Construction Industry [Infographic]
I went on a job interview in July at a great company in the Chicago area. Part of the interview was obviously a plant tour. After donning all our PPE required for the tour, the Plant Manager and I went out onto the plant floor. The first thing that struck me was that there … Continue reading “Big Ass Fans” Are Energy Efficient & Draw A Crowd
We’ve always known OSHA as the official authority of safety and health in the U.S. But very few are aware of the fact that it produced and distributed three films in 1980. While these films are nothing like the Hollywood blockbusters you queue for in movie houses, they were real pro productions. In fact, two … Continue reading 90 Minutes About OSHA Most People Have Never Seen
OSHA Information OSHA Video - English OSHA Video - Spanish Contact: Adriano Llosa Jesse Lawder Phone: 202-693-4686 202-693-4659 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers Educational materials and mobile application available WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off … Continue reading OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat
Licensed to chill: Heat stress overview & solutionsMay 17, 12:00 p.m. Central Register online for this free webinarA utility lineman is sent out to repair a power line brought down by a tropical storm. Working in oppressively hot and humid conditions, he wears protective gear that adds to his discomfort. He may have a small … Continue reading NSC Free Heat Stress Webinar – Licensed to Chill: Heat Stress Overview & Solutions – May 17, 2012 @ 12:00 PM CDT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- When summer temperatures sky rocket, a quick trip to the pool or some relaxing shade can be the perfect answer. If you work outdoors, however, there's no escaping the oppressive summer heat. "Obviously humidity, high humidity affects the heat index. It can be very dangerous, it can precipitate heat stroke, even go … Continue reading New OSHA App for Heat Monitoring & Heat Illness
The hot days of summer are here. Throughout the country, thousands of employees who work outdoors face the potential dangers associated with overexposure to heat. Factors such as working in direct sunlight, high temperature and humidity, physical exertion and lack of sufficient water intake can lead to heat stress. During the warm season, it is … Continue reading OSHA Offers Safety Tips for Working in Summer Heat
It may be weeks before Valley temperatures begin to climb, but farmers and farm-labor contractors are getting ready for a series of seminars aimed at protecting workers from heat illness. On Tuesday, a coalition of farming groups will begin a series of statewide training workshops. The goal is to remind agriculture employers about the dangers … Continue reading Cal-OSHA Will Attend Meetings Aimed at Preventing Fresno California Valley Workers’ Heat Illness This Summer.
The Dangers of Heat Stress First Aid Tips: How to Treat Heat Exhaustion Many workers spend some part of their working day in a hot environment. Workers in foundries, laundries, construction projects, and bakeries -- to name a few industries -- often face hot conditions which pose special hazards to safety and health. The following … Continue reading With the Long Hot Spell Across the US Continuing, Be Aware of Heat Stress in Your Employees!