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OSHA Launches 2012 Heat Campaign

Posted in on Thu, May 31, 2012

From OSHA’s Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs –

OSHA has launched its 2012 campaign to prevent heat illness in outdoor workers.  To those of you involved in last year’s campaign, we thank you for your support and look forward to working with you again this year. To our new stakeholders, please help us spread the word about “Water. Rest. Shade” — your efforts are critical to getting this lifesaving message out to the workers who need it most. Last year, OSHA reached more than two million employers and workers. This year we hope to reach even more.

For our 2012 campaign, we’ve updated our Heat Campaign website with two new educational materials: OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool Smartphone App and the Employers Guide to Using the Heat Index. We also have educational posters and fact sheets (materials in Spanish here) and will be using social media tools like FaceBook and Twitter more aggressively this year. We’ll also be placing print billboards in four states (Florida, Texas, Arkansas, and Illinois) and electronic billboards throughout the U.S.

Our website also has drop-in art and articles that you can use in your publications and communications with stakeholders. OSHA has staff throughout the U.S. who can provide training and participate in national, state, and local meetings. We will send emails throughout the summer to update you on our activities and provide informational pieces that you can use in your communication with members and constituents. We will also forward information about our blogs, FaceBook posts, and tweets for your use.

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