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Regulating Temperature to Improve Occupational Health

March 21st, 2013 | By | 0 Comments

Employees can face a variety of temperatures on the jobsite every day. Whether hot or cold, the employees should be provided protection to ensure they are safe. Focusing on Occupational Health can improve the working conditions for each position within the facility. Liberty Occupational Health Management can be your company’s resource for taking the appropriate steps to safeguard each employee.

Hot environments present unique challenges for employees working in these conditions. High heat environments exists both outside during summer months and inside the facility near equipment that requires the heat to operate effectively. Heat can cause exhaustion, dehydration, or heat stroke depending on the length of exposure to the high temperatures. Less obvious problems when working around high temperatures can present through safety glasses that fog, inhibiting the workers ability to see or sweaty hands that reduce grip while working. Each safety concern can be adequately addressed by a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Safety equipment may be utilized to shield the worker from the heat or improve their ability to work in that environment.
Low temperatures present completely different challenges for the workers than high heat. Workers should insulate themselves from the temperatures through appropriate clothing. The amount of time the employee is in the environment should be monitored with scheduled breaks to ensure the employee is not in danger.

Temperature control is an important aspect to maintain for each employee. Some job environments are inherently hot or cold and the appropriate steps should be put into place by your company to ensure each worker is safe. Liberty OHM can work with your company to make the necessary preparations to safeguard each employee. Click here to contact Liberty Occupational Health Management to begin working with your company to focus on the Occupational Health of each employee. Employees continue to be one of the most costly assets of any company; as such, the workers should be protected through adequate policies and equipment to ensure their safety. Start the process today to improve Occupational Health. The workers will individually benefit right away by conducting their daily duties in a safer environment. The company benefits by having healthy and productive employees, which leads to improved efficiency in production. The company can avoid costly OSHA fines by taking proactive steps to keep the employees safe. Ensure the success of your company’s future by focusing on the Occupational Health of each employee today and take the first step to a brighter tomorrow.

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