OSH Act section 5(a)(1)
, employers must provide their
employees with a work environment safe from potential risks and hazards that can cause serious death or injury.
Personnel who are exposed to hot objects, high air temperatures or humidity, and/or endear strenuous physical labor which puts them at a higher risk of heat stress and other heat related illnesses.
The WBGT meter is the most accurate instrument for monitoring the temperature for heat stress factors including humidity, air movement (i.e., wind), radiant heat, and temperature. After the WBGT is measured, clothing adjustment factor added, and workload translated into metabolic rate; use the ACGIH TLV & Action Limit table to determine the risk for exposure to heat stress above the AL for un-acclimatized personnel or the TLV for acclimatized personnel.
Every company under the jurisdiction of OSHA should maintain an Occupational Safety and Health program. The framework is intended to provide companies with a method of addressing safety and health issues at their workplaces.
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. Additionally, we
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