Important Information on Preventing Heat Illness

We are all experiencing a very long and hot
heat wave right now. We have attached information that will aid you in
ensuring your employees are kept safe during this time. You can print
and discuss the information with your employees and you can make copies for them. Or you can post the information for all to see.

As always, if you have any questions or need additional assistance,
please contact the Lovell Safety Department or your local safety

Treating Chemical Burns

Important info on treating chemical burns:

When dealing
with any kind of burn always treat it as a serious burn. For chemical
burns check the instructions on the container or MSDS, usually you will
need to flush the skin immediately for
15 minutes. Then see your doctor and provide them with the MSDS of the
chemical that caused the burn. 

Heat Safety Tool

Via U.S. Department of Labor — when you’re working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it — right on your mobile phone. 

The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple “click,” you can get reminders about theprotective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness—reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.

Stay informed and safe in the heat, check your risk level.

For more information about safety while working in the heat, see OSHA’s heat illness webpage, including newonline guidance about using the heat index to protect workers.