As we enter the warmest time of the year, it is recommended to be prepared for heat illness and heat-related injuries. OSHA has developed a Heat Safety Tool application for mobile devices. The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. You can also get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. For the Android version click here. For the iPhone version, click here.
For an OSHA Heat Safety Fact Sheet, click here.