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OSHA Updates Heat Safety Tool App of IOS and Android

As we enter the hottest days of summer, OSHA has updated its Heat Safety Tool App enabling workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, display a risk level to outdoor workers.

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Then, with a simple “click,” workers can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect them from heat related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.

Download for iOS or Android.

OSHA also continues to maintain its informational website for its Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers.

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