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Health Hazards in Agriculture and Methods of Protection
Feb 23rd 2018

Health Hazards in Agriculture and Methods of Protection

Spring is around the corner, and agricultural workers are getting ready for a new season of working long days in the field. Agricultural workers maintain crops and take care of livestock and usually perform their duties outdoors in various weather conditions. There are numerous health hazards that should be considered before starting work. Workers’ safety protection begins with engineering cont … read more
How to Prevent Heat–Related Illnesses at Work
Aug 15th 2017

How to Prevent Heat–Related Illnesses at Work

The weather is heating up. Outdoor sun and indoor heat at the workplace are dangerous because they lead to health issues ranging from not feeling well to life-threatening health conditions. OSHA encourages employers to know the following symptoms associated with heat-related illnesses: Heat rash happens when sweat glands become blocked. Heat cramps in muscles appear after strenuous work … read more
A Survival Guide Guaranteed to Prevent Heat Stress
Mar 31st 2017

A Survival Guide Guaranteed to Prevent Heat Stress

The smart approach to work-related heat stress prevention includes setting up a wellness program for employees at risk. This can include those who work outdoors and in hot environments, like firefighters, farmers, miners, bakery and boiler room workers, construction and factory workers, who wear PPE according to their work requirements. Wellness programs aim to educate teams on how to pro … read more
Staying Hydrated In the Warm Weather
May 25th 2016

Staying Hydrated In the Warm Weather

By Steve Rapoport, Director, Fresh2o With the warm weather approaching, it is imperative to stay hydrated. The dog days of summer have hit with temps 100 degrees and higher! Not only is this unpleasant, it can be dangerous. Our body’s fluid requirement increases as the temperature rises and being dehydrated can have serious effects on your health. Check out my tips on how to keep you … read more
Heat Stress Prevention: Keep Cool & Stay Safe
May 11th 2016

Heat Stress Prevention: Keep Cool & Stay Safe

Working in the heat, especially during Summer months, can lead to illness or even death. Common reactions are heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heat cramps and heat rash — all of which can be avoided following these heat stress prevention tips from OSHA. Some risk factors that can cause heat stress include: High temperature and humidity, direct sun exposure, … read more
The Best Hard Hat for Warm Weather
May 20th 2013

The Best Hard Hat for Warm Weather

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is seldom comfortable. Typically workers would rather not be bothered. That's one reason OSHA mandates compliance for certain workers. At height workers require not only fall protection, but many need head protection as well. Traditional hard hats can feel like having an oven on your head. Especially while working in the heat and sun. Luckily there i … read more
Stock Up on Sunscreen for Workers as Temperatures Rise
Apr 10th 2013

Stock Up on Sunscreen for Workers as Temperatures Rise

Spring has sprung in about two-thirds of the contiguous United States at this point. And while North Dakota and Montana are both shoveling snow and dreaming about a 45-degree day, in the southern states it's time to stock up and start using sunblock. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent skin cancer is to prevent sunburn. The best wa … read more