Monitoring and Preventing Utility Worker Heat Stress

Many jobs require protection from heat stress - a potentially life-threatening illness that results from exposure to extreme heat. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research offers valuable insight into heat stress in the electric power industry, where workers are at higher risk of exposure to dangerous heat levels due to their clothing and proximity to power sources. OSHA standards and recommendations can be an effective method for preventing heat stress. Still, a one-size-fits-all prevention strategy should be closely evaluated. Following OSHA recommendations, combined with the assistance of Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker Pro, can keep electric utility workers safe and...

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