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Preventing heat-related illness or death of outdoor workers.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: 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. 2013-143, 2013 May; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20042637
Abstract
Outdoor workers in agriculture, construction, and other industries are exposed to a great deal of exertional and environmental heat stress that may lead to severe illness or death. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that employers have a plan in place to prevent heat-related illness. The plan should include hydration (drinking plenty of water), acclimatization (getting used to weather conditions), and schedules that alternate work with rest. Employers should also train workers about the hazards of working in hot environments [NIOSH 1986, 2008, 2010; OSHA-NIOSH 2011].
Keywords
Heat; Heat-exhaustion; Heat-exposure; Heat-stress; Heat-stroke; Employee-exposure; Employee-health; Outdoors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Work-environment; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-hazards; Environmental-stress; Climatic-conditions; Climatic-factors
Publication Date
20130501
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-108425
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2013-143; B20130531
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Construction
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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