Heat Stress Prevention Products, Services and Resources
Heat stress doesn’t just slow you down, it can be deadly. Make sure you’re ready to deal with the hazards that high temperatures can pose like heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Help protect your crew with coolers, sun screen, cooling vests, hydration and the right training. There’s no better time than now to get ready to deal with the threat of heat stress brought on by extreme heat.
Train workers and supervisors about how to help spot, treat and prevent heat stress. Allow workers to get used to hot environments by gradually increasing exposure. Provide plenty of cool water in convenient, visible locations around a work area. Schedule frequent work breaks in shaded or air-conditioned recovery areas.
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NIOSH reports that 423 US workers have died from heat between 1992 and 2006; in line with OSHA’s estimate of 30 workers killed by heat each year. In addition OSHA says some 4,420 workers were sickened by excessive heat in 2011, the most recent year for which these figures are available.
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Make sure to clean air conditioning ducts. Weather-strip doors and windows to keep the cool air in and hot air out. Install awnings, shades, blinds, reflective coatings or other measures to reflect the sun. Irrigate foliage around the building to reduce fire risk.
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