How OSHA’s general duty clause applies to heat incidents

Until OSHA publishes a new heat standard, contractors should follow the agency’s guidance regarding how to prevent heat illness and death on their jobsites, according to presenters Wednesday at an Associated General Contractors of America conference in Washington, D.C.https://www.constructiondive.com/news

This guidance — basically rest, water and shade — will likely be enhanced by the new standard. In the meantime, however, OSHA initiated a national emphasis program effective April 8, intended to protect employees from heat-related hazards and injuries.