Beating The Heat

  • Avoiding Heat Stress:

  • When the body is unable to cool itself through sweating, serious heat-related illnesses can occur. OSHA's pocket card on heat stress that lists symptoms of heat-related illnesses and first-aid techniques is available for downloading (in pdf format).

  • Protecting Against UV Radiation:

  • Sunlight is the main source of UV radiation, which can cause eye damage, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancers, such as melanoma. Unprotected employees working in sunlight risk exposure to UV radiation. OSHA's pocket card on harmful sun exposure contains suggestions to protect employees from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and is available for downloading (in pdf format).

  • Lyme Disease:

  • Lyme Disease is a multisystem, multistage, inflammatory illness transmitted to humans by infected ticks. OSHA's Hazard Information Bulletin as well as a Fact Sheet are available for downloading(in pdf format).

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