Friday, May 13, 2011

OSHA Initiates Summer Safety Program for Heat Related Illnesses

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced that OSHA is launching this national outreach initiative to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in the heat, as well as steps they can take to prevent heat-related illnesses.

“If you’re working outdoors, you’re at risk for heat-related illnesses that can cause serious medical problems and even death,” said Solis. “But heat illness can be prevented. This Labor Department campaign will reach across the country with a very simple message – water, rest and shade."

Information about identifying the warning signs of Heat Stroke, Dehydration, and Heat Stress can be found at

With the summer concert and festival season upon us, don't forget to take precautions against Snakes, Bugs, Plants, Heat, and Weather.


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  2. EHS Today offers FREE Heat Stress Webinar. Session is at 2:00 PM ET, Wednesday, June 8th, 2011. Sign-up here: