As summer begins, hot days become a normal occurrence. Employers must be aware of the heat and its dangers that accompany it. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness, and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. OSHA has begun their annual summer campaign to inform and remind employers about their obligations to workers during these hot summer days.
This informative article provided by OSHA discusses more about how to prevent heat-related illness, and who is affected.
OSHA Law requires that any employer with workers exposed to high temperatures must establish a complete heat illness prevention program. It is the employer's responsibility to have a safe environment for all workers in all conditions.
Check out OSHA's Heat Illness training guide here to use during your Heat Illness Prevention Program!