NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
OSHA-NIOSH Infosheet: protecting workers from heat illness.
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
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.
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
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-174
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division