Wednesday, August 17, 2011

OSHA Heat Safety Tool - Available for Android OS. Others coming soon

Living in Houston, the heat index is always a concern - especially for those who work outdoors.  The OSHA Heat Safety Tool allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers.

You can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness—reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.

Check it out:

OSHA's Heat Illness website -