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Safety Newsletter

Is Heat Illness Regulation on the Horizon?
Is Heat Illness Regulation on the Horizon?




November 6, 2023

  • Mine operators are increasingly safeguarding workers against heat stress due to rising temperatures and prolonged hot seasons.

  • These efforts typically involve voluntary heat protection programs, including job rotation, protective clothing, shade provision, and hydration guidelines.

  •  MSHA's July 2023 heat alert prompted operators to provide heat-stress recognition training and personal protective equipment.

  • OSHA is addressing heat injury and illness prevention, potentially leading to federal regulations with temperature-triggered safety requirements. Proactive heat protection measures remain crucial for mine operators.

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