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Protect Your Workers From Heat Stress

This one-page NIOSH infographic summarizes the key steps that construction employers should take to keep their crews safe from the real dangers of hea...

Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments.

This National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) criteria document extensively reviews the scientific data on heat stress and hot en...

Break time

Construction workers enjoying a well-deserved break. Breaks are a good time for reducing stress and giving the body a rest....

A CPWR toolbox talk on the jobsite

Photo shows a toolbox talk – part of CPWR’s toolbox talk series – that was created by CPWR based on research conducted by National Institute for...

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

This report by the NIEHS Worker Training Program identifies how climate change will affect the health of workers and how we should prepare for these i...

Emergency Plan

Every site should have an emergency plan that informs workers where to go in case of an emergency. A map is an easy way to communicate exit routes and...

Physiological Monitoring for Heat Stress Management

Michael's Schmoldt's PowerPoint, presented at the AIHA Conference on June 1, 2015 in Salt Lake City, outlines a physiological monitoring program to pr...

Heat Stress in Construction

This presentation was given by Dr. Michele Twilley and Gavin West, MPH at the Chesapeake Region Safety Council's Annual Conference, April 8, 2014. The...

Direct sunlight

Direct sunlight heats up the body and can lead to heat-related illnesses even if workers aren't involved in strenuous labor....

Rest in shade

OSHA emphasizes the importance of shade in reducing the risk of heat-related illnesses. Cheap canopies are available to provide shade if no natural sh...