Heat Illness Prevention

It is that time of year again when the temperature rises and heat illnesses begin to occur. OSHA is again promoting their nationwide Heat Illness Prevention Campaign. OSHA explains that their Heat Illness Prevention Campaign “aims to raise awareness and teach workers and employers about dangers of working in hot weather and provide valuable resources to address these concerns”. OSHA reports that their campaign has reached more than 7 million people and provided close to half a million fact sheets, training guides and other resources. OSHA’s heat illness website has many resources including; educational resources, guidance to employers on developing a prevention program, training, and a map of heat related fatalities. We recommend all employers visit OSHA’s website to find out more about heat illness and how it can be prevented.