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Keep Workers Safe as Temperatures Soar

At the height of the summer months, with temperatures edging up in to the 90s, it is a good time to remember that those who work outside in the elements or in hangars without climate control need to be careful about heat-related illnesses. OSHA has guidance on their website about the various kinds of heat-related illnesses. Below are some guidelines not only about what to look for but how to prevent them and how to treat them. Additionally, OSHA and the CDC have teamed up to create an app for both Android and iPhone that lets you have safety information regarding heat available whenever and wherever it’s needed. The app allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple "click," reminders can be set about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness. These include reminders about drinking enough fluids,…

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We are in a time of great change, in the world and in our industry. Tempting though it may be, I’ll not talk about all the changes in the world and stick to our industry. We are in a transition period between the old way and the new way. It is an exciting time. And we have to pick up the ball and…

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