Category: Heat illness

OSHA Launches Heat Stress Initiatives

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) September 20 announced “enhanced and expanded efforts” to address worker exposures to excessive heat and heat-related illnesses. The agency will develop a National Emphasis Program (NEP) and workplace heat standards, according to a White House announcement of interagency efforts to address heat hazards. An advance notice of proposed […]

Farmworkers Face Heat Risk Despite Regulations

Farmworkers in California remain at risk for heat-related illness despite farms’ compliance with the state’s heat illness prevention program standard, according to research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Around 7% of farmworkers studied were at risk for heat-related illness despite compliance with California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) […]

EHS On Tap: E76 Preventing Heat Illness in the Workplace

On episode 76 of EHS On Tap, Karen D. Hamel of HalenHardy talks about preventing heat stress in the workplace. Karen D. Hamel, CSP, CIT, WACH, is a regulatory expert, trainer, and technical writer for HalenHardy. She has more than 27 years of experience helping EHS professionals meet regulatory requirements and industry standards and has […]