Heat Stress

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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ASSP Forms Policy Statements on Heat Stress and Pandemic

October 15, 2021

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) maintains data-driven and solutions-based positions on issues that impact occupational safety and health. ASSP has developed new policy statements on anticipated federal standards related to heat stress and COVID-19 as it aims to inform government officials and key stakeholders in improving the regulatory approach to workplace safety and…

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Solutions to Heat Stress for Workplace Safety

April 14, 2021

By: Jane Marsh, Contributor As average temperatures rise throughout the globe due to climate change, workplace safety is taking precedence. Employees who work in buildings without adequate ventilation or air conditioning, work outside in higher temperatures, or work in hot conditions are at a higher risk for heat-related illness. Employers are required to ensure their…

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Kenzen Launches Data Dashboard That Analyzes Safety and Productivity of Workers in Hot and Humid Conditions

April 13, 2021

Kenzen has launched a data and analytics dashboard, the latest component of its smart PPE connected worker solution. The dashboard captures workers’ core body temperature (the greatest predictor of heat stress and illness), productivity, and microclimates caused by clothing under hot and humid working conditions. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) managers and company leaders can…

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Ergodyne Combats Heat Stress With Six New Chill-Its & Shax Solutions

February 23, 2021

Ergodyne announced the launch of six new Chill-Its® and SHAX® products to help keep workers cool and protected amidst perennially rising summer temps and global pandemics. “This year more than ever, coverage is the name of the game,” said Jess Ellis, product specialist, Ergodyne. “From sweltering heat and scorching UV rays to asymptomatic aerosols, our latest heat…

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