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Safety Stand-Down in Southeast Provides Information on Heat Illness Prevention to Workers Across the Southeast

On June 4, 2013, more than 100,000 workers across the Southeast participated in a safety stand-down on heat-related illnesses and injuries. Organized jointly by OSHA, employers and trade associations, the one-hour event held at construction sites and other workplaces kicked off OSHA's nationwide outreach campaign to educate employers and workers about the hazards of working outdoors in extreme heat. The stand-down training focused on raising awareness, knowing the symptoms of heat-related illnesses, and preventive steps to take while working in hot weather. Participants learned about OSHA's Heat Safety mobile application available in English and Spanish. The app displays risk levels based on the heat index, symptoms of heat illness and first-aid information.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Newsletter, June 6, 2013

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