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Heat Illness

Heat illness is a serious safety concern for workers who are exposed to high temperatures and humidity. It's important for employers to take steps to prevent heat illness and ensure that workers are trained on proper heat illness prevention techniques.

Here are some best practices for heat illness prevention:

  1. Provide training: Provide training to workers on the signs and symptoms of heat illness, as well as best practices for preventing heat illness. This training should cover topics such as hydration, rest breaks, and how to recognize and respond to heat-related emergencies.
  2. Implement a heat illness prevention program: Develop and implement a written heat illness prevention program that includes procedures for identifying and addressing heat-related hazards in the workplace.
  3. Provide access to water and shade: Ensure that workers have access to cool water and shaded areas for rest breaks. Encourage workers to take regular rest breaks to cool off and rehydrate.
  4. Adjust work schedules: Adjust work schedules to minimize exposure to high temperatures. Consider scheduling work during cooler parts of the day or rotating workers to reduce individual exposure.
  5. Use personal protective equipment (PPE): Use appropriate PPE, such as light-colored and lightweight clothing, hats, and sunscreen, to protect against heat exposure.

By implementing these best practices, employers can promote effective heat illness prevention and keep workers safe in hot environments. It's important for employers to prioritize safety by providing the necessary resources and support to ensure effective heat illness prevention in the workplace.


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