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Occupational heat stress prevention: tips and best practices


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an estimated 702 deaths, 67, 512 ER visits and 9,235 individuals hospitalized per year in the United States caused by environmental heat exposure.

Summer is in full swing and it’s a perfect time for a 20-minute knowledge refresh on best practices and preventative measures you can take to protect your employees from heat stress. When employees are required to work in hot temperatures for extended periods, serious heat-related illnesses and injuries can occur. If left unchecked, heat stress can even be fatal. Employers need to ensure they are complying with all applicable regulatory requirements related to heat stress prevention, and that their workers are following best practices to stay safe as temperatures rise.

Learn from BLR Senior EHS Content Specialist, Laura J. Brody., in this information-packed, 20-minute on-demand webinar. She’ll provide an overview of important topics regarding heat stress and heat illness and the key elements of an effective heat stress prevention program.

During this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Types of heat-related illness
  • Signs and symptoms of heat-related illness
  • Factors that contribute to occupational heat stress and tips for prevention
  • How to respond to heat stress in employees
  • How heat stress is being regulated; and
  • OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) for heat stress prevention

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