USE FATALITY REPORTS TO GET WORKERS TO TAKE HEAT STRESS SERIOUSLY

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: February 2nd, 2012
Topics: Heat & Cold Stress |

THE PROBLEM: Delivering heat stress training won’t do anybody any good if workers don’t pay attention. Unfortunately, the self-preservation instinct can’t be counted on to kick in automatically, even for a topic as imperative as heat stress. What’s needed is a kick in the rear end to remind workers that this stuff is serious and that exposure to excessive heat can kill

HOW THE TOOL HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEM: Here’s a series of true stories you can use to make this point in your training sessions.

 

Fatality Reports
Farm Worker Dies from Heat Stroke
Killed By Heat
Young Immigrant Dies of Heat Stress
Heat Illness Can Be Fatal
Recruit Firefighter Dies Nine Days After Heat Stroke
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