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OSHA app calculates heat risk for outdoor workers
Posted By Amanda Bayhi On June 20, 2013 @ 12:59 pm In News & Analysis | No Comments
Though many construction safety advocates have begun ramping up reminders about driving safely in road construction zones , motorists are not the only safety risk to road construction workers.
With summer transportation projects already in full-swing, now is definitely the time to also take precautions against heat-related illness.
Our sister site, Total Landscape Care, has reported  on an app from OSHA that calculates the heat index for a specified location, displays a risk level to outdoor workers and provides reminders about ways to prevent heat-related illness. The free app is available for Android, Blackberry and iPhone .
The app is part of a joint effort from PLANET and OSHA  to raise awareness about the dangers of heat-related illness.
Though the information comes from our landscape-focused sister site, the risk of heat-related illness is not limited to landscapers. Check out the full story at totallandscapecare.com  for more information about the dangers of heat-related illness and how to prevent it.
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 reminders about driving safely in road construction zones: http://www.equipmentworld.com/cdot-slow-for-the-cone-zone-ads-depict-kids-as-construction-workers/
 Total Landscape Care, has reported: http://www.totallandscapecare.com/beat-the-heat/
 The free app is available for Android, Blackberry and iPhone: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html
 a joint effort from PLANET and OSHA: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html
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