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NIOSH Updates Heat Stress Safety Document

March 3, 2016, 5:00 AM

Employers with hot workplaces should provide staff with an acclimation plan and adequate hydration, according to an updated National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health criteria document.

In the revised “Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments,” published Feb. 29, NIOSH said lack of acclimatization is a major factor associated with heat-related illness and death among workers, as is dehydration.

Many recommendations in the document, last issued in 1986, are unchanged, although the revision integrates more recent research on physiological changes that result from heat stress, the impact of drugs—including caffeine—and new information on ...

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