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Who Can Handle the Heat?
Is the risk of heat stress lurking in your facility? The signs of heat stress can be ambiguous, especially in manufacturing settings, which makes recognizing and mitigating the risk difficult. Employees are subjected to extreme temperatures when working around hot machinery, in direct sunlight or in poorly ventilated spaces. Read More

Heat Stress Monitoring Program Solutions
Why is it important to establish a heat stress monitoring program? Millions of workers in the U.S. are exposed to heat in the workplace each year. In 2017 and 2018, there were a total of 30 fatalities recorded specific to heat-related illness by OSHA, most often from heat stroke. The main goal of safety and health programs is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. Read More

Safety Products graphic + the info: Summer Scorcher Heat Stress Prevention Guide
For hydration and personal cooling products and information, view our Summer Scorcher Heat Stress Prevention Guide. Dehydration happens when your body uses, or loses, more fluid than it takes in. When it happens, your body starts running on empty and canít carry out its normal functions. Estimates suggest that three quarters of American adults go through their day in a state of mild hydration. This can result in anything slight mood changes and productivity loss, to serious job-related accidents that may have otherwise been preventable.

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Heat Stress Guide for Employers
OSHA does not have a specific standard that covers working in hot environments. Nonetheless, under the OSH Act, employers have a duty to protect workers from recognized serious hazards in the workplace, including heat-related hazards. The Heat Index: A Guide for Employers was created to help employers and worksite supervisors prepare and implement hot weather plans. Read More

Solutions to Heat Stress for Workplace Safety
As average temperatures rise throughout the globe due to climate change, workplace safety is taking precedence. Employees who work in buildings without adequate ventilation or air conditioning; work outside in higher temperatures; or work in hot conditions are at a higher risk for heat-related illness. Read More

2022 Upton Sinclair Memorial Lecture to Examine Cost of Heat-Related Illness on U.S. Workers
AIHAís 2022 Upton Sinclair Memorial Lecture will be presented by Kristen Lombardi, who is the head of Columbia Journalism Investigations, the postgraduate reporting program of the Columbia Journalism School. The Upton Sinclair Memorial Lecture is one of the programmed events at AIHAís annual conference and expo, AIHce EXP. Read More

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