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The Heat Is Coming – Are You and Your Workers Prepared?

May 31 Is National Heat Awareness Day! Download the OSHA NIOSH Heat Illness fact sheet here!

The weather may have been cooler than normal for much of the spring, but that doesn’t mean it will last. This summer, the outlook for Atlanta and surrounding areas predicts above average temperatures – with especially warm weather in June.  That’s not good, because hot weather can be dangerous – especially if it is muggy. Moist air makes it harder for the body’s internal cooling mechanism (sweat) to do its job.Don’t take chances with the weather. Remind employees to stay hydrated, and reinforce the fact that becoming overheated can lead to serious medical issues. To protect your workers, download post and distribute OSHA’s National Institutes of Safety and Health (NIOSH) fact sheet. It points out the need for caution in hot weather and provides helpful advice for workers that experience heat-related issues ranging from relatively minor complaints, such as heat rash, to extremely serious ones like heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Get ready for a Great Summer! Stay cool!

 

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