When it comes to preventable warehouse deaths and injuries, heat exposure is a top-ranking culprit.
In a 10-year study of heat-related illnesses in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found there were an average of approximately 618 deaths per year. During a particularly brutal heat wave in 2012, OSHA recorded 4,120 heat-related worker illnesses in one year alone.
Understanding heat-related illness and knowing how to spot the signs are important components to preventing heat-related illness in your warehouse. Use these tips to keep your warehouse employees safe from harmful heat exposure this summer. […]