OSHA Region VI's El Paso Area Office participated in a heat illness prevention training session with Vaughn Construction on May 11, 2011, in El Paso, Texas. The theme of the event was “OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention Campaign.” Vaughn Construction trained 230 workers, including subcontractors, on how to avoid heat illness, symptoms of heat illness, and what to do when a worker has heat illness. The company has several construction projects throughout Texas.
The training, provided in English and Spanish, was conducted by Mayda Cazarez, Project Safety Coordinator for Vaughn Construction. Abraham Arzola, OSHA's Compliance Assistance Specialist in El Paso, gave a speech at one of the training sessions on OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention Campaign.
Vaughn Construction obtained their heat illness prevention training materials and information from the OSHA Web site. These OSHA materials included fact sheets and posters in English and Spanish. Vaughn Construction posted several posters throughout their construction sites to continue to communicate the importance of heat illness prevention to their workers and subcontractors. The OSHA El Paso Area Office also provided additional posters in English and Spanish to Vaughn Construction.
Arzola noted that this training was a good example of a construction company using OSHA's heat illness prevention resources to provide critical information on the dangers of heat illness to workers, supervisors, and subcontractors. After the training, workers and supervisors provided positive feedback, including:
For more information, please contact Abraham Arzola.
As of July 2011