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EGA extends use of wearable technology to ‘Beat the Heat’ in the UAE summer

August 10, 2023

Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, today announced that the company has expanded the use of Kenzen, a wearable technology platform, to 350 employee volunteers to ‘Beat the Heat’ this summer. Heat-related illness is a hazard for anyone working outside in the UAE summer, and can…


Too Hot to Handle: Considerations for A Heat Stress Management Plan

August 1, 2023

By: Margaret C. Morrissey-Basler, Ph.D., Contributor The extreme heat continues to show its teeth as we progress into the summer. Unfortunately, these conditions will continue to get worse as the frequency, intensity and duration of heat waves increase1. Climate change is a major public health priority that places many at risk for life-threatening heat injuries…


OSHA’s National Emphasis Program–Outdoor & Indoor Heat-Related Hazards

July 19, 2023

“Heat stress related injuries can occur under almost any scenario and can be dependent on many external factors along with the health/fitness of the individual. One important preventive measure often overlooked is proper hydration. Implementing this National Emphasis Program using a healthy hydration approach encourages workers to drink more water and ultimately saves lives.” Janet…


How to Maintain a Heat Acclimatization Program

April 25, 2023

Heat acclimatization is important for any work environment with significant heat exposure and risks. Heat acclimatization is building a tolerance to heat gradually over time. Knowing how to acclimate your workforce to the heat is an administrative control that can help your team operate in hot environments. A fundamental way to protect workers from occupational…


PPE and Heat Stress: When Protection Poses a Danger

March 28, 2023

By: Maureen Paraventi, Chief Editor, Workplace Material Handling & Safety There’s no question that personal protective equipment (PPE), along with engineering controls and safe work practices, is vital to helping workers avoid injuries—or worse. Nonetheless, under certain circumstances, PPE can actually increase the chances of someone suffering harm while on the job, by making those…


AIHA Joins Coalition Urging Withdrawal, Redevelopment of Maryland’s Draft Heat Stress Standard

November 10, 2022

What: On November 4th AIHA was among 38 organizations and 35 individuals belonging to the Maryland Heat Illness Prevention Coalition (MHIPC) to sign a letter urging the withdrawal and redevelopment of Maryland’s proposed heat stress standard (Code of Maryland Regulations 09.12.32). According to the coalition’s letter, the draft standard “is completely inadequate and will not protect…


After Record-Setting Hot Summer, J. J. Keller Pulse Poll Reveals Companies’ Strategies for Combating Heat Stress

September 20, 2022

With record-setting heat over the past few summers, OSHA and the Biden administration have taken measures to raise awareness of heat stress dangers. A recent J. J. Keller Center for Market Insights pulse poll reveals what U.S. companies are doing to address the issue, as well as contributing factors. Over the past year, OSHA published…


Solutions to Heat Stress for Workplace Safety

August 3, 2021

By: Jane Marsh, Contributor As average temperatures rise throughout the globe due to climate change, workplace safety is taking precedence. Employees who work in buildings without adequate ventilation or air conditioning; work outside in higher temperatures; or work in hot conditions are at a higher risk for heat-related illness. Employers are required to ensure their…


Heat Stress Guide for Employers

August 3, 2021

“Heat related illnesses are preventable with the right tools and controls. At TSI®, our QUESTemp° Heat Stress Monitors are designed to quickly and accurately evaluate potential heat stress environments. These instruments deliver high-performance monitoring using Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) sensing technology and the calculation of a WBGT Index value, the standard for heat stress…


Heat Stress Monitoring Program Solutions

April 19, 2021

[Editor’s Note: We sat down with the folks at TSI to discuss heat stress monitoring programs—and the company’s unique solutions and capabilities for managing heat stress.] Why is it important to establish a heat stress monitoring program? Millions of workers in the U.S. are exposed to heat in the workplace each year. In 2017 and 2018,…