OSHA & Partners Hold Media Teleconference on Heat-Related Illness & Injury in the Workplace

Photo from OSHA's Water-Rest-Shade campaign webpage.  

Photo from OSHA's Water-Rest-Shade campaign webpage.  

Waste360.com reports: 

In conjunction with its new Water-Rest-Shade awareness campaign, OSHA held a media teleconference with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Republic Services "to discuss the issues of heat-related illnesses and injuries in the waste and recycling industry".  

‘Every heat-related death we investigated was preventable, in most cases by simply providing water, rest and shade,’ said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels in a press release. ‘When temperatures soar, it’s vital that employers remember workers need time to develop a tolerance to the heat. In recent years, many of the heat-related fatalities we’ve seen occurred during the victim’s first three days on the job.’
— Waste360.com

Read the full Waste360.com article here.  

Find OSHA's Water-Rest-Shade Campaign here.