NEW Social Media Toolkit (PDF*). Tweets and Facebook posts you can use to spread the word about the Campaign and the dangers of heat illness to your social and professional networks.
News Releases/Press Teleconference
CDC report on OSHA’s review of heat-related enforcement cases highlights need for acclimatization to prevent worker deaths. OSHA News Release, (August 7, 2014).
Annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses launched by US Labor Department. OSHA News Release (May 22, 2014). [Spanish]
Teleconference with Meteorologists and Weather Forecasters about Preventing Heat Illness featuring Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels, and NOAA Deputy Undersecretary Vice Admiral Michael S. Devany. [Recording] [Dr. Michaels Remarks] (June 19, 2014).
U.S. Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers. OSHA News Release, (May 7, 2012). [Spanish]
Press Teleconference on Launch of 2012 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign featuring Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels [Recording]
NEW Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness Information Sheet (PDF*). English/Spanish. Print this double-sided to describe OSHA’s Campaign and resources available in English and Spanish.
Public Service Announcements
- NEW Short video with information about acclimatization, common symptoms, and best practices to prevent heat illness. [English | Spanish]
- Dolores Huerta's Public Service Announcement [English 1 | English 2]
- Long Version available in English and Spanish.
Use these pre-written articles and pictures in your articles, newsletter, blog, or safety materials. Take just parts or the whole thing to get out important information about Heat Safety.
Shows locations of outdoor worker, heat-related fatalities between 2008 and 2014.
Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on the Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness
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