Benefits of using OSHA-NIOSH’s Heat App

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June 11, 2020

Benefits of using OSHA-NIOSH’s Heat App

Aiming to help individuals like vulnerable individuals such as elderly and children, but also workers, landscapers, farmers and exercisers staying safe outdoor in hot weather, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) redesigned the OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool as a free app for smartphones and other mobile devices.
It shows the current risk level as minimal, low, moderate, high, or extreme. It forecasts the hourly heat index throughout the entire workday giving employers the information they can use to adjust the work environment to protect workers, according to OSHA and NIOSH.
Working in full daylight can build heat list esteems by 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Remember this and plan extra safety measures for working in these conditions.
Overall, this app is a useful educational resource that provides a consistent framework to assist users in monitoring and managing heat stress safely. Distribution of such material by sports medicine clinicians, associated practitioners, and social media can help us beat the heat.
This app provides recommendations to stop heat-related illnesses and reduce heat stress in outdoor and supported local workers to calculate the warmth index.
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