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Safety First: OSHA Heat App

Summer is here and so are the temperatures! Safety must come first when working outside during the summertime to avoid heat-related illnesses. To assist with this, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has developed and released an OSHA Heat App for your mobile device!

The OSHA Heat App calculates the current heat index and risk level of a particular area or job site using the current temperature and humidity level. Based on the heat index and risk level, the OSHA Heat App provides a Precautions button to help reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses and accidents. By clicking the Precautions button, the user will receive reminders for such things as rest breaks and fluid intake.

The OSHA Heat App is available in English and Spanish for Andriods or iPhones. To download your OSHA Heat App today, please visit:

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html.

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