Historically High Heat: How Temperatures Influence Safety Programs
The summers are not getting any cooler. Listen in as Sydny Shepard discusses predicted high temperatures and what you can do—now—to ensure workers are safe in the summer.
- By Sydny Shepard
- May 30, 2022
Have you ever been in an environment that was so hot that you felt like basic functioning would take tremendous effort? Extreme heat can envelop you, enclosing you in an uncomfortable case that impacts your ability to move, to breathe and even to see if you are in it long enough.
This is a scenario that millions of workers must face when they go to work in the hot summer months and the heat isn’t cooling down. In fact, research shows that the temperatures in the United States will only continue to go up over the next decade after reaching a historic high in 2021.
For those who are new listeners, our episode today is the audio component of our latest article in the June issue celebrating OH&S' 90th anniversary! Each issue, we take a deep dive into topics of concern for safety professionals around the country. This month we discuss historically high heat and how the temperature can influence a safety program.
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