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Heat Illness Prevention Measures Are Critical

by FCIS Team | This article was posted on 07 30, 2021 | Uncategorized

If you cant take the heat that probably means youre a normal person. And if youre too hot on the job, thats not cool and also a potential OSHA violation.

Did you know it is considered a heat wave any day where the predicted high temperature will be at least 80 degrees, and at least 10 degrees higher than the average high daily temperature in the preceding five days? As temperatures rise this summer, be sure to follow the required steps to prevent heat-related illness:

  • Train all employees about heat illness prevention
  • Provide at least four 8-ounce glasses of water per employee per hour
  • Provide access to shade and encourage employees to rest
  • Develop procedures to comply with the OSHAs Heat Illness Prevention Standard
Need help planning your heat illness prevention measures? Weve got you covered. In addition to insurance products, FCIS offers safety and OSHA consulting, as well as loss control services.