OSHA NIOSH Heat Safety Tool
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When you have any activity in the heat, you should take safety precautions. With the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it – right on your mobile phone.
The App allows any person to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to people outdoors. Then, with a simple “click,” you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect people from heat-related illness-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.
Working in full sunlight can increase heat index values by 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep this in mind and plan additional precautions for working in these conditions.
Take precautions against outdoor heat while at work. You can use the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool. It is a real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH. The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning Work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day.