Outdoor Heat

Outdoor Heat Stress Illness Prevention Poster

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become sick while working in extreme heat conditions. With summer only a few weeks away, employers must start preparing to reduce the risk of heat-related injuries to their workers. Under Federal OSHA law, employers are responsible for Read more

The first triple digit temperatures of the year have already hit California. With summer just around the corner, Cal/OSHA is urging employers to review their heat illness prevention plans and emergency response procedures to make sure their workers are prepared and protected from increasing outdoor temperatures and the risk of heat-related illness. Outdoor Places of Read more

Compliance Poster Company reminds employers that hot summer days are dangerous for workers. According to Cal/OSHA Chief Ellen Widess “heat illness is preventable and should not occur if proper procedures are followed. As high heat develops across the state employers are to take special care so that they can provide the appropriate safeguards for their Read more

High heat conditions present a real danger to employees. Even worse…the risk of heat-related illness becomes greater as the weather gets hotter and more humid. What we know is that workers become overheated from two primary sources: environmental conditions like heat and humidity and the internal heat generated by physical labor. That’s why when it’s Read more

The mercury is starting to rise, and, as a result, the U.S. Department of Labor is kicking things into high gear. The Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just kicked off a summer campaign designed to educate companies and their employees about the dangers of working outside during the hot summer months.  Officials believe Read more

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released action steps for sun protection as part of “SunWise” their program that radiates good ideas. The SunWise Program addresses the public health threat that overexposure in the sun and ultraviolet (UV) radiation presents. Sun exposure poses a particular threat to outdoor workers. Not only can overexposure Read more

The United States Department of Labor just released a mobile phone application to monitor the heat index.  The app, which is available in English and Spanish, will enable workers and supervisors to monitor the heat index at their work sites and prevent heat-related illnesses.  It is the employer’s duty to provide a safe and healthful Read more