Below are excerpts from OSHA regulations regarding heat stress and safety showers in the work place
Heat Stress: Recognized by the United States Department of Labor
"outdoor operations conducted in hot weather such as construction, refining, asbestos removal, hazardous waste site activities, especially those that require workers to wear semi permeable or impermeable protective clothing are likely to cause heat stress among exposed workers."
OSHA work practices to prevent or reduce heat stress
"I.Cool rest areas including shelter at outdoor work sites"
"local air cooling can be effective in reducing air temperature in specific areas. Two methods have been used successfully in industrial settings. One type, cool rooms, can be used to enclose a specific workplace or to offer a recovery area near hot jobs.The second type is a portable blower with built-in air chiller. The main advantage of a blower, aside from portability, is minimal set-up time."
OSHA Safety Showers & Eyewash
OSHA requirements for emergency eyewashes and showers specify that, "where the eyes or body of a person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use."
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