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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

mzl.agvoizlc.320x480-75 [1]Though many construction safety advocates have begun ramping up reminders about  driving safely in road construction zones [2], 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 [3] 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 [4].

The app is part of a joint effort from PLANET and OSHA [5] 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 [3] for more information about the dangers of heat-related illness and how to prevent it.


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[1] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/06/mzl.agvoizlc.320x480-75.jpg

[2] reminders about  driving safely in road construction zones: http://www.equipmentworld.com/cdot-slow-for-the-cone-zone-ads-depict-kids-as-construction-workers/

[3] Total Landscape Care, has reported: http://www.totallandscapecare.com/beat-the-heat/

[4] The free app is available for Android, Blackberry and iPhone: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html

[5] a joint effort from PLANET and OSHA: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html

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