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BLR Safety Summit: Heat Stress - Comprehensive Planning Strategies for Preventing Heat Illness at Work

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April 5, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Sheraton Austin Hotel
701 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78701
Registration Fee: $699.00

Hot working conditions can have adverse and downright severe effects on employees—effects that could lead to serious heat illness or even death. OSHA’s general duty clause (GDC) requires organizations to maintain a safe and healthful working environment. But how far does the GDC go to govern the manner employees must be protected against heat stress-related risks? This session will cover:

  • Recommended personal protective equipment essentials for combating heat stress at work;
  • Practical strategies for minimizing the risk of heat stress in your workplace as directed in OSHA’s interpretation letters addressing the issue;
  • Tips for evaluating your current plan for minimizing heat stress risks using resources from NIOSH And ACGIH;
  • Best practices for preparing written procedures for your heat illness training program;
  • Environmental risk factors that contribute to heat illness;
  • Action plans for removing employees from heat stress dangers and maintaining productivity.

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