In the summer months, heat stress is a major concern for manufacturers.
"Millions of U.S. workers are exposed to heat in the workplace, and although heat-related illness is preventable, each year thousands of workers are getting sick from their exposure to heat, and… some cases are fatal,” said Stephen Boyd, OSHA’s Deputy Regional Administrator
While 80% of heat-related fatalities occurred in outdoor work environments, 61% of non-fatal heat-related illness cases occurred during or after work in an indoor work environment. (Source)
Whether you work outdoors or indoors, the risks of heat exposure are significant.
In this article I'll explain what heat stress is, its impact on plant employees and how to prevent it.