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May 23, 2024
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA announces return of 'Beat the Heat' photo contest to promote awareness outdoor, indoor heat dangers

WASHINGTON – As summer approaches, soaring temperatures are already causing concerns at workplaces — outdoors and indoors — throughout the nation. To allow employers, workers and other stakeholders to help one another understand and address the dangers of heat hazards, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is again sponsoring the agency's "Beat the Heat" photo contest.

In 2023, OSHA launched a national competition challenging employers, workers and others to share their best tools and resources for educating workers about the dangers of heat exposure in indoor and outdoor workplaces.

Open to all industries, the 2024 Beat the Heat competition challenges participants to capture and share images of how they work safely in the heat, hoping that showcasing images of useful strategies for protecting workers from the heat will encourage others to adopt similar practices.

To participate, submit photos of people properly protected while exposed to either outdoor or indoor heat. Entries will be judged based on the following factors:

  • Quality of photo

  • Originality

  • Creativity

  • Suitability to use in OSHA publications

  • Clarity of message

  • Inclusion of workers, employer or workplace imagery

Submissions must be received by July 19, 2024. For contest rules and submission instructions, visit the OSHA Beat the Heat contest webpage.

Winning photographs will be displayed on OSHA's website and featured in the agency's QuickTakes and "The Heat Source" newsletters. Winners will also receive a "Beat the Heat" Challenge coin.