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What Workers Need to Know About Heat Stress Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 220KB]

From the Document: "Your employer may tailor the existing heat illness prevention program and policies to the unique challenges of working during the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. Heat stress is the total amount of heat your body encounters. It may come from a variety of sources, such as: [1] Heat from work processes and machinery (e.g., forge); [2] Environmental temperatures, humidity, and lack of air movement (e.g., no wind or inadequate air circulation); [3] Internal metabolic processes (e.g., illnesses that create a fever); [4] Heat generated by your muscles from physical exertion. Clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) may also trap heat, further increasing heat exposure. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat, work in hot environments, or perform physically demanding work in moderate heat environments may be at risk for heat-related illnesses and injuries."

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2020-08-26
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Public Domain
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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pdf
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