The Vermont Department of Labor is committed to ensuring the health and safety of workers across the state. One significant concern during the warmer months is heat stress, which can lead to serious health issues if not properly managed.
Here are a few resources to keep you and your coworkers safe this summer:
- VOSHA Health Effects of Heat
- Nosha Heat Stress Fast Facts
- OSHA Heat Stress Quick Card
- Protecting Yourself in The Sun
What is Heat Stress?
Heat stress occurs when the body's ability to regulate its internal temperature is overwhelmed by excessive heat. Working in hot environments, especially in the absence of proper preventive measures, can lead to various heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These conditions can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening if not addressed promptly.
Additional Resources from the United States Department of Labor: Heat - Overview: Working in Outdoor and Indoor Heat Environments