Avoid Heat Illness This Season With OSHA, PLANET’s Help

Updated Jul 14, 2013


As the days continue to get longer and hotter, organizations are looking to help keep landscapers safe.

PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance partner are supporting the 2013 Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness.

The campaign is to help raise awareness and educate those that work in the industry how to prevent illness and possibly death each year through the hotter months.

In 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 4,420 workers experienced heat-related illness and 61 workers died.

OSHA provides a variety of ways to help individuals stay cool including its education resources available in English and Spanish.

There is also a Heat Index, which is a guide to help owners create a heat-illness prevention plan. There are also training resources that include lesson plans and guides to help instruct workers on heat illness.

OSHA also has developed an app for Android, iPhone and Blackberry devices that allows users to calculate the heat index for their particular location and provide reminders about what to do to prevent heat illness.

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