illness Prevention Programs

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Jun 25, 2018
Oregon OSHA Sample Heat Illness Prevention Program

https://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/pubform/heat-sample-program.pdf

The purpose of this Heat illness sample program is to to provide organizations with recommendations to enact to protect employees from the hazards of hot working environments.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Apr 30, 2018
Oregon OSHA: Heat illness - sample program

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/pubform/heat-sample-program.pdf

This revised sample program assists Oregon employers develop their own program to protect employees from heat-related illness.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jul 03, 2017
OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool (App)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/osha-niosh-heat-safety-tool/id1239425102?mt=8

Take precautions against outdoor heat while at work with the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool. Featuring real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH.

Source: iTunes

Jan 25, 2017
California DOSH Heat related illness prevention and information

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/HeatIllnessInfo.html

Information in English and Spanish on heat related illness prevention provided by California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Source: CA DOSH

Jan 25, 2017
Heat Illness Prevention: Educational Resources

http://www.99calor.org/educational-resources/

Employers must provide water, rest, shade and training to protect workers. California’s heat standard protects all workers from heat –regardless of immigration status.

Source: Cal-OSHA

Apr 01, 2015
NIOSH Science Blog: Keeping Workers Hydrated and Cool Despite the Heat

http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2011/08/12/heat-2/

Keeping workers cool and well-hydrated are the best ways to protect them when working in hot environments.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 01, 2011
Heat Safety Tool (Smartphone App)

http://osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html

The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers.

Source: OSHA

Aug 01, 2011
Using the Heat Index: A Guide for Employers

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

This new guide instructs employers how to use the "heat index" - a single value that takes both temperature and humidity into account.

Source: OSHA

May 01, 2007
Preventing Heat Stress at Work

http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/heat_stress.pdf

This booklet provides a basic overview of job-related heat stress, how to recognize and treat heat stress, and how to prevent heat stress.

Source: WorkSafe BC