Heat - it's not just uncomfortable, it is dangerous.. for children and elderly especially, but for workers, too.
Download OSHA’s heat app to stay safe on the job.
Heat Safety Tool
By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
When you're working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it - right on your mobile phone.
The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index
for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level
to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple "click," you can get reminders about the protective measures
that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers 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.
Working in full sunlight can increase heat index values by 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep this in mind and plan additional precautions for working in these conditions.
The OSHA Heat Tool is available in Spanish for Android and iPhone devices. To access the Spanish version on the iPhone, set the phone language setting to Spanish before downloading the app.
Stay informed and safe in the heat, check your risk level.
For more information about safety while working in the heat, see OSHA's heat illness webpage
, including new online guidance
about using the heat index to protect workers.
? Heat & the Elderly
? Death by Heat
? Extreme Heat and Your Health
? Beat the Heat
? Heat Stress – Heat Exhaustion – Heat Stroke
? Heat and Heat Related Injuries and Illness ??
? Heat Stress and Heat Related Injuries – Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke