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CCOHS Extreme Hot or Cold Temperature Conditions
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety provides answers to questions related to extreme hot and cold temperatures on the job.
Outdoor Heat-Related Illness (Heat Stress)
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
NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Highlights Importance of Preventing Heat-Related Illness
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 Science Blog: Adjusting to Work in the Heat: Why Acclimatization Matters
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.