Protecting Workers from Heat Stress – To Prevent Heat Illness, Your Employer Should..

This is an excerpt from the article “Protecting Workers from Heat Stress”. For more info, please visit www.osha.gov.

To Prevent Heat Illness, Your Employer Should:

• Provide training about the hazards leading to heat stress and how to prevent them.

• Provide a lot of cool water to workers close to the work area. At least one pint of water per hour is needed. Schedule frequent rest periods with water breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.

• Routinely check workers who are at risk of heat stress due to protective clothing and high temperature.

• Consider protective clothing that provides cooling.

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