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Three Little Words with Big Meaning for Outdoor Workers This Summer: Water, Rest, Shade

Water, Rest, Shade

The bad news is heat illness can be deadly. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die.

The good news is there’s a simple way to prevent heat-related illnesses and it boils down to three little words – water, rest, shade.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in the U.S. Department of Labor has initiated a nationwide outreach campaign designed to let employees and employers know about the hazards faced by outside workers exposed to summer heat.

For more information, visit osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness.

 

CATEGORIES: Health , Senior
POSTED AT: Friday, July 15, 2011 | 4:39:00 PM |
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Last edited: 11/8/2010