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OSHA-NIOSH INFOSHEET: Protecting Workers from Heat Illness

May 2011
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-174
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At times, workers may be required to work in hot environments for long periods. When the human body is unable to maintain a normal temperature, heat-related illnesses can occur and may result in death. This fact sheet provides information to employers on measures they should take to prevent heat-related illnesses and death.