Heat Illness Prevention
Since Cal OSHA instituted the heat illness prevention requirements, it is on the list of things to look for when an OSHA inspector comes to visit during the Spring and Summer months.
Safety Training Specialists, Inc. has a program all-but-ready to implement. You just need to customize it for your site-specific situation. The heat illness prevention manual is available for $165.00. It includes the policy information, program plan, preventative steps, methods and procedures, documentation tools, and the training materials.
Whether or not you buy the manual, these are the five must-train preventative steps from Cal OSHA.
5 Step Heat Illness Prevention Plan
- Frequent drinking of water.
- Rest in cooler areas.
- Give time to acclimatize
- Know the signs and symptoms
- Know the emergency steps to take.
We can help you remain in compliance with OSHA regulations for heat illness and heat related safety problems.
Heat injury management guidelines in tropical and subtropical areas must be carefully managed on construction sites.
The influence of exercise on the management of heat stress and heat disorders cannot be overstated. Critically heats, heat waves and heat-related illness in tropical and subtropical areas are not only common, but also extremely stressful for workers, health staff, and the communities of the tropics and subtropics.
The effectiveness of heat injury prevention training has been successful in nearly every workplace that has received our training. Prevention of heat exhaustion is responsible for saving over 1000 man hours of work on our client’s construction sites.
Toxic work environments can result from excessive heat including low oxygen, high carbon monoxide, heat injury.
The environmental dangers of heat stress include high-temperature gas and dust in ventilation ducts.
Exposure limits for workers are no human exposure limits, and possible heat exhaustion exposure limits.
What you can do to minimize heat exposure: Keep doors open and windows closed. When workers begin working in dangerous conditions, they may be moved to a safe operating room. Also use extra ventilation when necessary.