Mercury Rising

It’s that time of year again. It seems like no matter where you go, it’s hard to find relief from the scorching temperatures outside. As the temperatures continue to climb across the country, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from the dangerous health effects of extreme heat exposure.

This week, Dan Christensen, Director of Industrial Hygiene at CTEH®, was asked to share his knowledge with KATV in Arkansas about how to avoid heat stress and all of its consequences, including heat stroke, exhaustion, cramps and rashes. Click on this link to hear his helpful tips.

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Have additional questions about heat stress? Find out more at cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/.

Are you in California? Be aware that your company might need a Heat Illness Prevention Plan as deemed by the CA Dept. of Industrial Relations. California recently changed their guidelines (May 2015), you can read them here.

Here an OSHA guide to Heat Safety Training for your employees.