With summer temperatures climbing, OSHA announced that the agency will re-launch its nationwide Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in 2013. For the third year in a row, OSHA is raising awareness about the hazards of working in the heat and to educate workers and employers about ways to prevent heat-related illness and death of outdoor workers. According to OSHA, the 2012 campaign reached 4.5 million employers and workers, and more than 314,000 print resources were distributed around the U.S. This year, the agency is asking occupational and environmental safety professionals, industrial hygienists, and others to help spread the message. OSHA has updated its heat campaign Web page, which includes the following resources:
The official social media hashtag for the campaign is #WaterRestShade.