OSHA and Heat Stress: A Hot Topic in 2023
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an estimated 702 deaths, 67, 512 ER visits and 9,235 individuals hospital per year due to environmental heat exposure. In addition, there were nearly 100 worker deaths during the 2018 and 2019 calendar years (latest data available) according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. In order to reduce the numbers of deaths and injuries due to heat related issues, OSHA in 2022, created an emphasis program to help employers better protect their employees.
This webinar will examine the Top 5 Steps of OSHA’s Heat Illness Emphasis Program, analyze factors that can affect a workers ability to cope with heat and discuss potential controls to reduce the number of workplace injuries and deaths caused by environmental heat exposures.
Stephen E. Badger, CSP, OHST, WCP®
Safety Management Consultant, The MEMIC Group
Stephen has over 36 years of safety experience working in a variety of industries. His experience in the papermaking, medical sterilization and construction industries gives him a unique perspective of the safety needs in manufacturing facilities and in the field. He encourages companies to find innovative safety solutions and not just settle for a “quick fix.” He facilitates employers tapping into their most valuable asset, their employees, for ideas and solutions that may not be available anywhere else.
Stephen has earned his Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) and Workers’ Compensation Professional (WCP®) designations. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and American Society of Safety Professionals and is an authorized training instructor through the OSHA Training Institute in Manchester, NH. In addition to his experience as a safety professional, he has formal training in industrial hygiene practices and indoor air quality testing.
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OSHA and Heat Stress: A Hot Topic in 2023
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