Category: Heat illness

Infographic: Landscaping Safety

Landscapers are exposed to all kinds of different hazards on a daily basis, ranging from heat and weather hazards, chemical exposures, accidents with machinery or tools, construction dangers, and the physical stress of lifting and other awkward postures. Here’s what you need to know about landscaping safety.

Back to Basics: Landscaping Hazards and Safety

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine the hazards that landscapers face and how to deal with them safely. Landscapers are exposed to all kinds of different hazards on a daily basis, ranging from heat and weather hazards, […]

OSHA Regional Offices Issue Heat Warnings

This week, regional Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offices in Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, urged employers in the Great Lakes region, Midwest, and Dakotas to protect indoor and outdoor workers from hazards posed by excessive heat. The agency pointed to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures showing reports of 344 […]

Preparing for New Heat Regulation, Enforcement

The signs are clear that federal and state occupational safety and health officials are intently focused on the risks of excessive heat and are responding with outreach, regulation, and enforcement: California issued another “Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness During Period of Excessive Heat in California” announcement. Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

Washington Heat, Smoke Rules Take Effect

Washington’s state outdoor heat exposure and wildfire smoke rules became effective June 15 and remain in effect through the end of September, the Department of Labor and Industries announced. The department has adopted emergency heat exposure requirements that include: Providing adequate shade (or alternatives) and water suitably cool for drinking; Encouraging and allowing workers to […]

California, Oregon Alert Employers to Heat Hazards

State occupational safety and health regulators in California and Oregon reminded employers to protect workers from heat hazards and comply with their states’ heat illness prevention standards. On June 2, the Oregon Occupation​al Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA) announced the release of employer assistance resources for the state’s new heat illness prevention rule. The […]

Infographic: Preventing Heat Illness

As summer begins and temperatures rise, EHS leaders and management must protect their workers from the dangers of heat stress and illness. According to OSHA, thousands of workers get sick and even die from occupational heat exposure, despite it being entirely preventable. Here’s what you need to know about preventing heat illness. Check out our Back […]

Back to Basics: Heat Stress and Illness Prevention and Protection

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine heat stress and illness prevention and how to protect workers who work in high temperatures. As summer begins and temperatures rise, EHS leaders and management must protect their workers from the […]

Cal/OSHA Cautions Employers on Heat Hazards

With high temperatures expected throughout California, on May 23, the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminded employers of outdoor workers to be prepared and take the necessary precautions to prevent heat illnesses. California has a state standard requiring that employers develop and implement written heat illness prevention plans, provide fresh water and […]

EHS On Tap: E112 Leading the Fight Against Heat Illness in the Workplace

On episode 112 of EHS On Tap, Margaret Morrissey, the director of occupational safety at Korey Stringer Institute and president of the National Heat Safety Coalition, talks about ongoing efforts to prevent heat illness in the workplace.