Outdoor workers can be at a higher risk to the effects of excessive heat. When working under hot conditions, OSHA recommends #WaterRestShade and allowing more frequent breaks for new workers or workers who have been away from the job for a week or more (acclimatization). Knowing symptoms, prevention and emergency response methods can help prevent heat-related illnesses and death.
OSHA has launched an awareness campaign this year to help people become aware of heat related emergencies and how to prevent them. They have also produced an APP that can be downloaded on a smartphone.
OSHA suggest everyone that is working or playing in these conditions remember to: