This week is Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event held each August and sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety programs. Its aim is to offer information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Portacool encourages businesses across the country to join in participating, as proactively identifying workplace hazards is key to keeping the workforce safe.
Our team is particularly focused on helping companies become more proactive when it comes to heat safety. According to OSHA, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure each year. However, heat-related illnesses are preventable. “The best way to prevent heat-related illness is to make the work environment cooler,” OSHA states.
Given that most heat-related health problems can be prevented, or at least the risk of developing them can be reduced, taking a proactive approach gives two-fold benefits. You will effectively ensure worker safety and in-turn, productivity. Both will positively benefit the company’s bottom dollar.
Prevention – preventative tips from Portacool for jobsite and beyond
*For more information about safety while working in the heat, see OSHA’s heat illness webpage and online guidance page for employers that outlines how to use the heat index to protect workers.
For more information or to submit questions relative to spot-cooling solutions for keeping workers cool, send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.