Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – a regulatory agency of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) with a mission to assure safe and healthy working conditions – offers an OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Campaign to protect workers from indoor and outdoor heat that is available at www.osha.gov/heat.
Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in hot or humid conditions. The OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Campaign educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. The campaign provides general education, employer’s responsibility, and worker information.
- General Education: There are a range of heat illnesses that can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition.
- Employer’s Responsibility: Employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety and health hazards. This includes protecting workers from heat-related hazards.
- Worker Information: Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. Workers should know their rights and what they can do to prevent heat illness.
With the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970, Congress created OSHA to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers.
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering of ClearStar, a leading Human Resources technology company specializing in background checks, drug/clinical tests, and occupational health screening – provides many services that can help employers ensure workplace safety. To learn more, contact ESR today.
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