Prevent Heat Related Illness in the Workplace.
The Heat Related Illness Prevention Poster provides employees, customers and/or visitors with tips on how to best prevent and treat illnesses that occur due to extreme heat. Display this poster in areas prone to high temperatures to communicate how to help someone who is suffering from a heat related illness.
As of October 2021, OSHA is taking a significant step toward a federal heat standard to ensure protections in workplaces across the country. OSHA Area Directors across the nation will institute the following:
- Prioritize inspections of heat-related complaints, referrals and employer-reported illnesses and initiate an onsite investigation where possible
- Instruct compliance safety and health officers, during their travels to job sites, to conduct an intervention (providing the agency’s heat poster/wallet card, discuss the importance of easy access to cool water, cooling areas and acclimatization) or opening an inspection when they observe employees performing strenuous work in hot conditions
- Expand the scope of other inspections to address heat-related hazards where worksite conditions or other evidence indicates these hazards may be present
Poster is laminated for durability and easy clean-up.
Size: 18” x 24"