Heat Stress and Sun Exposure

General

Date Added Resource Source
Jul 2014

NIOSH Science Blog: Adjusting to Work in the Heat: Why Acclimatization Matters

http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2014/07/14/acclimatization/

Acclimatization is important in keeping your workforce safe and well as temperatures rise. This natural adaptation to the heat takes time, and from a management perspective, it may require careful planning.

(NIOSH)
Jul 2014

NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Highlights Importance of Preventing Heat-Related Illness

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-07-23-2014.html

A recently released Health Hazard Evaluation Report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is raising awareness of the risks of working in extreme heat. The report, which is based on an evaluation of heat stress at a national park, provides recommendations that can be applied to other worksites where extreme heat may be a factor.

(NIOSH)
Nov 2012

Heat Fatalities (Map)

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/map.html

This map shows locations of outdoor worker, heat-related fatalities between 2008 and 2012. It is not an exhaustive list of all worker fatalities from heat exposure during this time period. It includes only those fatalities that involve workers who are covered by either the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Federal OSHA) or a State OSHA plan.

(OSHA)
Jul 2011

OSHA's Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

http://osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html

This webpage is part of OSHA’s nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. The educational resources on this website give workers and employers information about heat illnesses and how to prevent them.

(OSHA)
May 2007

Outdoor Heat-Related Illness (Heat Stress)

http://www.lni.wa.gov/safety/topics/atoz/heatstress/

This page provides access to materials from Washington State Department of Labor and Industries on the topic of heat stress. Included is information on regulations and policy, training materials and hazard information sheets.

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
May 2007

CCOHS Extreme Hot or Cold Temperature Conditions

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/hot_cold.html

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety provides answers to questions related to extreme hot and cold temperatures on the job.

(CCOHS)
May 2007

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Heat Stress

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/

The links below provide access to more information on heat-induced occupational illnesses, injuries, and reduced productivity, as well as methods that can be taken to reduce risk.

(NIOSH)
Mar 2003

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Heat Stress

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/index.html

Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress in employees engaged in such operations. This page provides information on relevant OSHA standards, hazards and solutions related to heat exposure and more.

(OSHA)

Also see Painting and Coating > Hot Environments

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