b'THE OFFICIAL NFBA MAGAZINEcontinued from page: 25and rest breaks? they are working. The app also provides you with 5. Howistheemployermonitoringabientthe symptoms employees will exhibit if they are suffering from heat related illnesses. Another link temperatures and levels of work exertion? on the app will provide you with first-aid steps The above items do not really addto take for each of these conditions.very much to the instructions that were issued to compliance officersWhile developing a standard, in 2012. But they do clarify theOSHA-NIOSHOSHAcontinuestoenforce HEAT SAFETY responsibilitiesofemployersinTOOL heat illness protection through LEGALLY SPEAKINGpreventing heat illness on the jobapplicationoftheGeneral site.TheyalsoappeartobeDuty Clause. As many of you more focused on the employersareaware,thisclauseofthe responsibilities.Occupational Safety and Health AsIadvisedinthearticleIAct of 1970 requires employers drafted a year ago on heat illnessto provide their workers with prevention, you as the employera place of employment that is must remember that heat illnessfree of recognized hazards that canbeveryinsidiousinitsare causing, or likely to cause, development and devastating indeath or serious physical harm. OSHA has been successful in its results. Unfortunately, manyenforcingtheGeneralDuty employees, and some employers,Clause against employers for do not realize the danger untilheat illness prevention in all but itistoolate.Peoplewitha few cases. underlying health conditions are even more susceptible thanWhile I feel that your first goal as others to heat illness and its morean employer should be protecting severe consequences. I adviseyouremployees;litigation you to pay close attention tocitations under the General Duty the daily temperature extremesClause can be very problematic. on your job sites and the heatGeneral Duty Clause citations indices which flow from them.are nonnegotiable with OSHA Remembertheguidance,to any classification less than published by OSHA, focusesSerious. Therefore, if you are on the heat index at the work site, not thecited for a heat illness protection plan General temperature.If you do not already have theDuty Clause violation, you will have to accept OSHA Heat Index App on your smart phone:it and then hope to negotiate a lower dollar Heat Safety Tool from the Occupational Safetypenalty. But if you do not want to have a serious and Health Administration (osha.gov) youcitation on your record, you will have to enter should download it. I also advise requiringinto litigation with OSHA. This can be quite an the app for all site supervisors. This is a freeexpensive litigation. app which will enable you to become awareThe obvious answer to this dilemma is to take of the heat index at any location at which youheat illness seriously and either download the are working. The app also provides a list of theapp on your smart phone (it is a very good idea precautions that you should take to protect yourto have all of your site supervisors have the app employees because of the high heat index in whichon their smart phones also) or comply with 26 / FRAME BUILDER - AUG2022'