It’s officially summer, and with that comes the potential for heat stress. Although OSHA does not have a formal regulation that addresses heat stress, the agency has been conducting an outreach campaign for the past several years aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of hot working conditions and encouraging employers to implement preventive measures […]
By John E. Hall With much of the country in line for more high temperatures as summer winds down, employers should be mindful of employees’ exposure to heat hazards on the job. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has no heat standard, the agency has become increasingly willing to cite employers for employees’ […]
Your summer checklist might include signing the kids up for swimming lessons and making reservations for a beach getaway. But if your employees work outside, preparations should also include readying them for exposure to the heat. Get important reminders here.