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OSHA Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness
6/24/2013

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY.  Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die.  However, these illnesses and deaths are preventable.

OSHA's nationwide Heat Illness Prevention Campaign aims to raise awareness and teach workers and employers about the dangers of working in hot weather and provide valuable resources to address these concerns.  Begun in 2011, the Heat Illness Prevention Campaign has reached more than 7 million people and distributed close to half a million fact sheets, posters, quick cards, training guides and wallet cards.  OSHA is again joining with other federal and state agencies and non-governmental organizations to spread the word about preventing heat illness.  For example, OSHA is continuing its partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service to include worker safety precautions in their Excessive Heat Watch, Warning, and Advisory Products.

Stay cool all summer long with Water.Rest.Shade and resources from OSHA’s nationwide Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Workers.

Visit www.osha.gov/heat for valuable resources, including low-literacy fact sheets, training guides for employers and workers, and posters!