Keeping Workers Safe in Extreme Heat

osha-heat-ad-large-en-page-001-267x300Most heat-related health problems can be prevented, or the risk of developing them can be reduced. For indoor environments, refer to the information below.

Engineering Controls
The best way to prevent heat-related illness is to make the work environment cooler. A variety of engineering controls can reduce workers’ exposure to heat:

-Air conditioning (such as air-conditioned crane or construction equipment cabs, air conditioning in break rooms).
-Increased general ventilation.
-Cooling fans

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