OSHA has kicked off its summer campaign to inform employers and employees about the dangers of working in the heat. The campaign will continue its annual outreach to highlight how heat-related worker fatalities are entirely preventable. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job.
Danger Signals to watch for are:
- If you’re not sweating normally.
- If you’re not visiting the “J-Jon”.
- If you feel thirsty.
- Feeling lightheaded.
- Nausea or queasy feeling.
Key pieces of advice for workers are:
- Drink water every 15 minutes, even if you’re not thirsty.
- Rest in the cool shade to cool down.
- Wear light-colored clothing.
- Learn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency.
- Keep an eye on fellow workers.
As part of National Safety Month, we are asking all PLS Pros to submit a picture of why they choose to work safe. This can be a picture of your family, hunting activities, etc. Please submit all pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. All pictures will be uploaded to our company’s Instagram page and will be submitted into a raffle. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the PLS Pros who have already submitted a picture.
At PLS, we not only want you to be thinking about Safety while you are at work but also want you to BRING IT HOME!!!!