Summer of 2016 was one of the hottest summers on record for East Tennessee and most people are doing everything they can to stay cool as summer comes around. But sometimes you can’t avoid the heat. As an employer, how can you make sure that your employees who are working out in the sun stay safe and protected? OSHA has developed a new app for employers to immediately report back the heat conditions and risks and measures that you can take to help your employees stay cool and hydrated. The app is called OSHA Heat Safety Tool and uses your location to give you the information you need to keep your workers safe even in the hot summer sun. (Get the app here: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html) Keep in mind, this would be a workers’ comp claim if someone were to get heatstroke – or worse. If you have any other questions about what you can do to provide a safe work environment for you employees and avoid OSHA fines for negligence, call Veritas Risk Management today at (423) 292-4142.
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