JACKSON – High temperatures are always a concern during summers in Mississippi, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers to be mindful of heat-related illnesses.
OSHA says employers must evaluate their work sites to determine if they have employees exposed to life-threatening heat conditions, and, if needed, to take proactive steps to reduce exposure.
OSHA provides outreach, materials, and guidance in its Heat Illness Prevention Program.
Here is a list of materials available for download:
OSHA also provides free consulation under Section 21(d) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act for small employers. This consultation helps employers find and correct hazardous conditions at their worksites, as well as to improve safety systems. To schedule an on-site consultation visit, please contact your local consultation program. Click here for a consulation directory.