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Oklahoma Heat & Outdoor Jobs

On Behalf of | Aug 24, 2014 | Uncategorized

Oklahoma is already home to some of the most dangerous jobs in America. Roughnecks, construction workers, pilots, steel workers, roofers, refuse collectors, farmers, ranchers and truck drivers make the Top Ten Most Dangerous Jobs lists just about every year. Adding triple-digit temperatures to those work environments makes a tough working environment even more dangerous. 

Occupational Heat Exposure

If you work outdoors or in a high-heat environment, you may run the risk of heat stress or heat exposure. OSHA warns of the dangers of not taking proper safety precautions in occupational heat exposure environments.

“Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity,

direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a

high potential for causing heat-related illness.”

In addition to the outdoor and “most dangerous” jobs mentioned above, OSHA also reports that work environments most susceptible to these dangerous conditions could include:

  • Iron and steel foundries
  • Nonferrous foundries
  • Brick-firing and ceramic plants
  • Glass products facilities
  • Rubber products factories
  • Electrical utilities
  • Boiler rooms
  • Bakeries
  • Confectioneries
  • Commercial kitchens
  • Laundries
  • Food canneries
  • Chemical plants
  • Mining sites
  • Smelters
  • Steam tunnels

If you are working in under the difficulties and dangers of occupational heat exposure, don’t wait until someone suffers heat stress, a heat stroke, or fatal injury before you speak up. Contact Frasier, Frasier & Hickman LLP today.

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