Work in hot environments can result in heat illness, a group of medical conditions caused by the body’s inability to cope with heat, and can be fatal. All university employees who work outdoors may be at risk for heat illness including, but not limited to, field researchers, grounds crews, maintenance workers, and special event staff.
Workers performing job duties outside should always
A JSA describes job tasks in step-by-step fashion, identifies associated hazards at each step, and outlines proper hazard controls that minimize the risk of injury or illness to the individual(s) performing that task.
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