This Production has developed this Heat Illness Prevention Program for the protection of our employees in the workplace. These measures have been developed in order to protect our employees and prevent the negative effects associated with working in hot environments, including heat rash, heat cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
These procedures have been developed to prevent heat illness and provide the guidelines for monitoring employees and the work environment to provide a safe and healthful work environment and to maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements.
Production should implement and maintain this Heat Illness Prevention Program to identify, prevent, and controls hazards associated with heat illness in accordance with all applicable regulations. This Heat Illness Prevention Program consists of: temperature and work site monitoring; strategies for providing adequate water, shade, rest breaks, and acclimatization; environmental and individual health and risk factor surveillance; and training and program review.
These procedures provide the minimum steps applicable to most outdoor work settings and are essential to reducing the incidence of heat related illnesses on production. In working environments with a higher risk for heat illness, it is the Safety Program Director’s duty to exercise greater caution and additional protective measures as needed to protect all production employees.