OSHA's Campaign to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

May 08, 2018

Prepare for Summer Heat!

Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. This is a good time to start a campaign to inform workers about the dangers of working in the heat and how to prevent heat exhaustion. It comes down to three key fundamentals: Water. Rest. Shade.
The following links may serve as helpful resource materials for education sessions, job safety assessments and safety meetings.
OSHA's Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness - Good overview of campaign and access to resources such as fact sheets, posters, training guides, quick cards, wallet cards and heat index guides.
CDC-NIOSH Heat Stress Management - Includes overview, types of heat stress, recommendations for employers & workers and additional resources.
OSHA Quick Card - "Protecting Workers from Heat Stress" cards can be given to workers as reminders.
OSHA Heat Index App - An application from several providers that allows you to calculate the heat index at your worksite and provides reminders for taking protective measures.