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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Jan 25, 2017
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.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 25, 2017
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.

Source: CCOHS

Jan 25, 2017
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.

Source: WA Department L&I

Jan 25, 2017
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.

Source: OSHA

Jan 25, 2017
NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Highlights Importance of Preventing Heat-Related Illness

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

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.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Occupational Heat Exposure

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

This page provides information on relevant OSHA standards, hazards and solutions related to heat exposure and more.

Source: OSHA

Jul 01, 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.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 01, 2011
OSHA's Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

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

The educational resources on this website give workers and employers information about heat illnesses and how to prevent them.

Source: OSHA