OSHA launches new focus on heat hazards at work.

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If your employees work in hot conditions--either outside or indoors--take a closer look at your efforts to prevent heat-related illnesses, such as providing water, adequate rest breaks, training and access to shade or cooled areas. OSHA last month launched a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) on heat hazards. That means more proactive workplace inspections on this issue and tougher penalties.

This is the first step toward OSHA's plan of creating a federal...

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