OSHA recently released a National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Heat Stress. We have three “first steps” you can take to keep your employees safe and work toward compliance.
- Provide access to water, rest and shade for indoor and outdoor workers when temperatures rise.
- Train employees on heat stress safety.
- Develop an acclimatization program.
According to OSHA, they “will proactively initiate inspections in over 70 high-risk industries in indoor and outdoor work settings when the National Weather Service has issued a heat warning or advisory for a local area.”
If you need assistance with training or developing an acclimatization or Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Safex can help.