Sunday, September 24, 2017

Weather

Lightning Safety

Lightning kills approximately 100 people every year in the United States. It injures hundreds of others, and causes billions of dollars in properly damage. According to the National Lightning Safety Institute, lightning is the #2 storm killer in the U.S. Only floods kill more people.

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Heat Stress

Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress in employees engaged in such operations.

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Preventing Heat Illness

Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. Workers exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat illness, especially those doing heavy work tasks or using bulky protective clothing and equipment.

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