Employment Law Update: OSHA and Summer Weather
By Rudman Winchell Attorney Anne-Marie Storey, Esq.
OSHA has published a link to a free App that calculates heat index and, based on that number, displays a risk level to outdoor workers.
The App can be downloaded from http://s.dol.gov/RI.
That website also has guidance about using the heat index to protect workers, which includes reminders about “drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.”