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 […]
Category: Heat illness
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) […]
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 […]
In this episode of EHS On Tap Two-Minute Warning, Karen D. Hamel of HalenHardy talks about what people need to understand about heat stress.