Heat Safety in the Workplace: Modified Delphi Consensus to Establish Strategies and Resources to Protect the US Workers
Workers who experience heat stress on the job are at greater risk for heat-related injuries, illnesses, and productivity losses. This document was created to present effective heat safety recommendations to protect workers from the dangers of heat. A meeting of 51 experts created 40 heat safety recommendations within eight heat safety topics: heat hygiene, hydration, heat acclimatization, environmental monitoring, physiological monitoring, body cooling, textiles and personal protective gear, and emergency action plan implementation. These recommendations will assist safety managers and employers implement heat safety recommendations that can be implemented at their worksite and can protect their workers.