Tuesday, April 23, 2024

OSHA notes importance of working safely in summer heat

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WASHINGTON — Throughout much of the U.S., high temperatures and humidity in the summer season can create hot and hazardous working conditions, both outdoors and indoors. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure.

OSHA reminds employers of the following ways to mitigate heat hazards:

  • Water. Rest. Shade. Employers should encourage workers to drink water every 15 minutes, and take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas.
  • New and temporary workers are most. . .

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