The month of May is upon us, bringing with it the beginning of summer’s warm temperatures. Which means it is once again time to remind outdoor workers about heat-related illness.
Prevention is key to avoiding heat-related illness. For starters, drink plenty of water and take frequent rest breaks in the shade. Also be on the lookout for symptoms of heat-related illness, including lightheadedness, dizziness, and fatigue.
This year, prevention is even easier with a heat stress app developed by OSHA. It will calculate the heat stress risk level and show appropriate precautions. Simply enter the temperature and humidity, or let the app find it for you.
When working outdoors this summer, remember – “Water. Rest. Shade.” And check out OSHA’s Heat Stress app, available for iPhone and Android.