The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled its Summer Heat Safety Campaign, which aims to remind those working outside to take precautions. Employers must keep workplaces free from known safety hazards, including excessive heat in the summer months. The program calls for providing workers with water, rest, and shade; allowing new or returning workers to gradually increase workloads and take more frequent breaks as they build a tolerance for working in the heat; planning for emergencies; training workers on emergency prevention; and monitoring workers for signs of illness. OSHA also conducted a one-hour Safety Stand-Down on heat-related illnesses at workplaces in eight states.
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