New Heat Webpage!

OSHA’s revised Heat Illness Prevention campaign webpage has resources on heat illness prevention and first aid, employer responsibility to protect workers from heat, and information for workers who work in hot and humid conditions. These resources include a poster, pamphlet, PSAs, videos, and infographics on how to keep workers safe from heat.

New Infographics!

Visit the updated heat webpage for new infographics on different heat topics:

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Heat Illness Prevention Checklist

OSH has developed a Heat Illness Prevention Checklist to help employers identify potential sources of heat hazards in their workplaces and develop a plan to address and respond to these hazards in order to make their workplaces safer.

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Joint OSHA-NIOSH-CPWR Webinar in Spanish: Heat-related Illness & Death in Construction

Join OSHA, NIOSH, and CPWR for a joint webinar on Heat-related Illness & Death in Construction on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern. The webinar will be offered in Spanish. Please see the information below:

Jueves 16 de junio de 2:00 p.m. ET

Seminario web conjunto con OSHA-NIOSH-CPWR: Enfermedades y muertes relacionadas con el calor en la construcción

Los trabajadores de la construcción que pasan el día trabajando al aire libre bajo la luz solar directa y en el calor, o en espacios cerrados y calurosos, corren el riesgo de contraer enfermedades relacionadas con el calor, como agotamiento por calor o insolación. Algunos incluso pueden morir, especialmente en esta época del año cuando las temperaturas se disparan. La buena noticia es que hay formas de proteger a los trabajadores, como implementar descansos frecuentes para beber agua y tomar sombra, capacitarse sobre enfermedades relacionadas con el calor, y aumentar gradualmente la carga de trabajo para los empleados que no tienen experiencia trabajando en el calor. En apoyo de la Campaña de prevención de enfermedades por calor de OSHA y el nuevo programa de énfasis nacional para proteger a los trabajadores de los peligros del calor, estamos realizando un seminario web para compartir información sobre el riesgo, las responsabilidades del empleador y las recomendaciones para trabajar de manera segura en ambientes calurosos.

Presentadores:

  • Jose H. Herrera, Especialista en la Seguridad y Salud Laboral, Dirección de Construcción de OSHA
  • Elizabeth Garza, MPH, CPH, CDR, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps / Analista de Salud Pública, Oficina de Seguridad y Salud de la Construcción de NIOSH
  • Pablo Palmandez, Investigador para PNASH
  • Michael Aguilar, Research to Practice (r2p) Program Assistant/Asistente de programa, CPWR – El Centro de Investigacion y Capacitacion de la Construccion

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Region IV Panel Discussion on Heat National Emphasis Program (NEP)

Attend a panel discussion and informative session hosted by the OSHA/Georgia Tech Partnership Group focused on OSHA’s Heat Stress NEP. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 11:30am – 1:00pmRegister here.

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Partner Resources

NIOSH

Before you head out to work in the heat, be sure to check the NIOSH Heat Stress website for the latest research, information, and tips on preventing heat-related illnesses

The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App is available for free to help you plan outdoor work. It features a real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH.

Are you a safety professional with concerns about heat and hot environments? Prepare for work with the NIOSH Criteria Document, which provides detailed information about heat hazards and workplace recommendations.

CPWR

Summer weather creates additional safety hazards for construction workers – heat, lightning, exposure to the sun, and more – and climate change is increasing those risks. To help workers protect themselves from heat-related illnesses and other hazards, CPWR offers a range of resources, including Toolbox Talks, Hazard Alert Cards, and infographics. The Working in Hot Weather webpage also has collected relevant material from OSHA and NIOSH.

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