Heat related stress is a recognized hazard and contributes to work related illness and loss of employee productivity. In extreme cases, heat related illness can result in workplace fatalities.
Join the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) on Monday, June 20 from 1pm-2pm for a webinar on employer best practices for heat safety.
Heat stress affects traditional “outdoor” occupations such as construction, agriculture and logging as well as traditional “inside” occupations such as manufacturing and restaurant workplaces. OSHA and VOSHA have adopted initiatives to address heat related illness in the workplace. This session will provide information on recognizing the signs of heat related illness, as well as strategies in understanding and mitigating the factors contributing to this condition.
For more information on VOSHA resources for heat safety, please visit Labor.Vermont.gov/vosha/heat