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Working in Hot Weather

Construction workers, who often work outdoors in direct sunlight or in hot, enclosed spaces, are often at risk – but heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. In 2015 alone, 17 construction workers died from heat stroke and many more became ill from heat-related causes on the job. The following resources contain information about heat hazards in construction, and ways to prevent related illnesses.

OSHA

OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness and Occupational Heat Exposure web pages provide a host of resources for employers and workers, including:

NIOSH

The NIOSH Heat Stress page offers additional tools and publications addressing heat stress, including:

CPWR

CPWR resources and solutions include: