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OSHA-NIOSH Infosheet: protecting workers from heat illness.

Authors
OSHA; NIOSH
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-174, 2011 May; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20038811
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Hot-environments; Heat; Heat-stress; Heat-stroke; Heat-exhaustion; Heat-exposure; Work-environment; Employee-exposure; Safety-measures; Body-fluids; Body-temperature; Humans; Emergency-response; Emergency-treatment; Medical-care; Outdoors; Temperature-effects; Humidity; Air-flow; Potable-water; Injury-prevention; Disease-prevention
Publication Date
20110501
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2011-174
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC
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