Occupational Exposure Assessment: Heat Injury Prevention Program Implementation Action Item Mobile App
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The danger that an employee faces on the job is a function of the occupational hazards present and his/her exposure level to risks and hazards.
How does it work?
An exposure and risk assessment is at the focus of all occupational health and industrial hygiene programs. The Occupational Exposure Assessment: Heat Injury Prevention Program Implementation Action Item mobile app uses a systematic method to characterize workplace exposures to chemical, physical and biological agents is a fundamental part an industrial hygiene program. Compliance monitoring focuses on the maximum risk to an employee to determine whether exposures are above or below established limits. The occupational exposure assessment should be conducted as required by agent-specific OSHA Regulations. The app records data specific to Heat Injury Prevention Program Implementation Action Item.
Heat-induced occupational illness, injury and reduced productivity occur in situations in which the total heat load (environmental plus metabolic) exceeds the body’s capacity to maintain normal body functions without excessive strain. The reduction of adverse health effects shall be accomplished by: the proper application of engineering and work practice controls, worker training and acclimatization, measurements and assessment of heat stress, medical supervision, and proper use of heat-protective clothing and equipment.