Beat the Heat & Stay Safe: Free Heat-Related Illness Prevention Webinar

Millions of American workers are exposed to heat in their workplace. While illness from exposure to heat is preventable, each year thousands of employees become sick from occupational heat exposure, and in far too many cases, the outcome may be fatal. When workers spend their entire work shift in a variety of indoor and outdoor hot environments, controlling exposure to heat can be challenging for any employer.

In recent years, OSHA has taken a much greater interest in occupational heat-stress illnesses and fatalities and has developed a National Emphasis Program for heat as well as proposing a Heat-Stress Standard. In the coming months, OSHA will again ramp up its inspections for heat stress for employers all around the country, which could result in an employer receiving significant penalties for failing to have a heat-stress prevention program.

On this webinar, Ed Foulke will share and discuss:

  • Understanding what workplace/occupational heat stress/illness is
  • Factors that contribute to heat-stress illness
  • Personal risk factors for heat-related illness
  • Heat-related illnesses and first aid as well as identification of symptoms
  • Hazards of working in warm conditions
  • Developing a heat-related illness prevention program and other prevention methods
  • State and federal OSHA liability
  • Other resources for employers dealing with extreme heat in their workplace

Meet Ed Foulke

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Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Ed Foulke was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, Ed served in that capacity from April 2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injury, illness, and fatality rates dropped to their lowest levels in recorded history.

For more than 30 years, he has worked in the labor and employment area, focusing on occupational safety and health issues. He also served on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, DC, chairing the Commission from March 1990 to February 1994.

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