Outdoor workers need to stay safe in the heat to prevent overheating, heat-related illness and death. All parts of the United States are in summer, heat index is through the roof and, in many areas, humidity is unbearable so the importance of staying hydrated and cool is imperative. Employers have a duty to keep their employees safe in the sun and heat see OSH Act. OSHA has provided many helpful tips to employers and employees to do just that. https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/index.html
Some of the tips include:
Always keep water bottles and coolers on premise and, in different locations, where employees are working
Provide multiple areas of shade
Develop acclimatization schedules for new workers and those returning to work
Keep track of weather
Train workers on how to prevent heat related illnesses, how to identify workers who may be experiencing heat related illness and how to treat illness.
Create an emergency plan for workers
Have a knowledgeable employee on premise who can help teach, identify, recommend and help with the heat.
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