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DOL OSHA Announces Stakeholder Competition for Best Practices to Inform Workers on the Dangers of Heat Exposure

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the launch of a nationwide stakeholder competition, “Beat the Heat,” which seeks to educate workers and employers about workplace heat hazards, raise industry and public awareness of the dangers that excessive heat presents to workers, and motivate employers and workers to act to prevent heat illness.

Industry stakeholders may submit their best tools and resources, such as fact sheets and informational videos, for informing workers about the dangers of heat exposure in indoor and outdoor workplaces. The competition will be judged by heat injury and illness experts from OSHA and other federal agencies who will choose winners based on the following factors: (1) innovation; (2) creativity; (3) strength of message; (4) best non-English language entry; (5) indoor heat emphasis; and (6) young worker emphasis.

Submissions are due by June 9, 2023. Those interested in participating in the contest can find the rules and submission instructions on OSHA’s website here. Questions about the competition can be submitted by email to Winning submissions will be displayed on OSHA’s website and featured in the agency’s QuickTakes and The Heat Source newsletters. Winners will also receive a letter of appreciation from Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker, a Beat the Heat Challenge Coin and a congratulatory certificate.

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