Heat Stress

New Reports Says Illness, Injury, Fatalities, and $100 Billion is the Cost of Heat Stress Inaction by Employers Each Year

November 29, 2022

On October 5, Public Citizen published a new report stating that employers’ failure to mitigate the effects of heat stress on workers causes preventable heat-related illness, injury, fatalities, and costs the U.S. Economy $100 billion each year. Additional and shocking key findings from the report include: The physical and mental capacity of workers to function…

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Innovative PPE Keeps Construction Workers Comfortable, Safe, and Productive During National Construction Appreciation Week and Year-Round

September 13, 2022

National Construction Appreciation Week occurs annually on the third week of September and celebrates the millions of hardworking men and women in the American construction industry. In celebration of the week, Magid Glove & Safety is recommending innovative PPE for the construction industry that will keep workers safe while improving comfort, productivity, and compliance. Gloves…

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DQE Launches New Kore Kooler Website Focused on Heat Illness Prevention and Heat Stress Safety

August 24, 2022

DQE is excited to announce the launch of its new website focused on heat stress safety. Visit www.korekoolerchair.com to learn more about how heat stress affects athletes, industrial workers, emergency responders, construction workers, and anyone working in high heat and humidity conditions. DQE’s goal is to show how the Kore Kooler Rehab Chair can provide…

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3 Tips for Choosing Lightweight PPE to Help Keep Workers Cool

August 22, 2022

Many Americans suffer from the summer heat, but the industrial workforce is often at particular risk. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 4,000 United States workers are seriously injured or die from heat stress every year. In response to these trends, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a targeted Heat Stress…

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Legislators and Labor Leaders Gather at Capitol Hill to Advocate for Heat Safety

July 27, 2022

Heat Safety Experts Lead “Heat Stress on the Hill” Event in Support of the Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, United States legislators, labor leaders, PPE manufacturers, and safety experts met at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. to advocate for heat safety and the Asunción…

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Session with OSHA’s Parker added to Safety 2022 in Chicago

June 9, 2022

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) welcomes Doug Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, to a special general session at Safety 2022 in Chicago. Parker will attend in person to discuss the latest activities and future plans of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers across the…

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Wearables in the Modern Workplace

May 31, 2022

By: Cheryl Palmer, Contributor Did you know helmets were once blamed for causing head injuries? Yet today, the thought of setting foot on a worksite without a hard hat is unheard of. Low-tech PPE, such as hard hats, steel-toed boots and high-visibility clothing may sound like obvious safety requirements in 2022, but they were once…

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Soon It Will Be Summer: The Forecast Calls for a New OSHA Heat Standard

May 19, 2022

By Robert Lahey, Contributor Springtime will soon give way to a sweltering summer in most of the country. A dramatic reminder of the consequences of heat stress are the hundreds of lives lost throughout the Pacific Northwest last year as a result of a two-week period of record-breaking high temperatures. As the Earth’s climate continues…

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Milwaukee Expands BOLT PPE Line Up with Sun Protection

May 2, 2022

Milwaukee Tool will be expanding its personal protective equipment lineup to feature BOLT™ sun protection accessories that connect to all Milwaukee® hard hats and helmets. The BOLT system allows users to secure accessories simultaneously to their Milwaukee® head protection, helping them stay safe and productive on the jobsite. “Heat illnesses have been a growing focus…

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PPE and Heat Stress: When Protection Poses a Danger

April 6, 2022

By: Maureen Paraventi There’s no question that personal protective equipment (PPE), along with engineering controls and safe work practices, is vital to helping workers avoid injuries – or worse. Nonetheless, under certain circumstances, PPE can actually increase the chances of someone suffering harm while on the job, by making those who wear it more likely…

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