Hot summer working conditions are right around the corner. As part of its “Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has announced the availability of its “Heat Safety Tool” for iPhone and Android.
According to OSHA’s website, 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. Then, with a simple “click,” you can 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.
Check out the App, and stay cool, everyone.