high temperatures in the forecast for much of the nation, the U.S.
Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
is reminding employers to protect their employees from the dangers of
working in hot weather.
OSHA’s message is
simple: water, rest, and shade: Employers should do the following:
to drink water every 15 minutes; and take frequent rest breaks in the shade
to cool down.
emergency plan that explains what to do when a worker shows signs of
--Train workers on
the hazards of heat exposure, and how to prevent illness.
--Allow workers to
build a tolerance for working in heat.
Heat Exposure page at