Tag Archives: Heat Related Illness

OSHA Update—Employee Safety during the Summer Heat

For employers with outdoor workspaces (such as in the oil and gas and construction industries), the summer heat necessitates a delicate balance—maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring the work gets done.  Employers must address a two-fold problem in striking this balance: (1) concern for the health and safety of employees; and, (2) implementation of safety … Continue reading this entry

Baby, It's Hot Outside! OSHA Undertakes Campaign to Prevent Heat-Related Illness in the Workplace

Much of the country has been sweltering under record high temperatures in what may yet develop into the hottest summer on record. Maintaining normal operations and productivity during record heat can pose a number of management challenges. OSHA has no specific standards or regulations concerning heat-related illness; however, every employer is obligated by OSHA’s General … Continue reading this entry