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OSHA Safety Information

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY

Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable.

  • Who is affected?
  • What is heat illness?
  • How can heat illness be prevented?

OSHA's nationwide Heat Illness Prevention Campaign aims to raise awareness and teach workers and employers about the dangers of working in hot weather and provide valuable resources to address these concerns. Begun in 2011, the Heat Illness Prevention Campaign has reached more than 7 million people and distributed close to half a million fact sheets, posters, quick cards, training guides and wallet cards. OSHA is again joining with other federal and state agencies and non-governmental organizations to spread the word about preventing heat illness. For example, OSHA is continuing its partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service to include worker safety precautions in their Excessive Heat Watch, Warning, and Advisory Products.

Available on our web page at www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html are numerous resources that can be used to prevent heat illnesses:


Wisconsin Agri-Business Association
2801 International Lane, Suite 105 • Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 223-1111 • Fax: (608) 223-1147