6 Summer Workplace Hazards

July 22, 2019
Hazards related to heat exposure aren't just because of the sun.

OSHA is reminding employers to address workplace hazards that lead to higher instances of injuries and fatalities during the summer months.

The agency provides practical advice on how an organization can integrate procedures into its safety and health programs.

"OSHA encourages employers to develop safety and health programs, hold safety stand-downs and toolbox talks, and conduct daily safety meetings to discuss common hazards," said OSHA Regional Administrator Kimberly Stille in Kansas City, Mo.

"Employers are required to provide workplace safety training to improve employees' ability to identify, evaluate, and effectively prevent safety and health hazards on the job."

Risks in agricultural operations have been at their highest in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska in July, August, and September in the past three years, according to the agency.

View the slideshow to learn six hazards that peak during the summer months.

About the Author

Stefanie Valentic EHS Today | Senior Editor

Stefanie Valentic is an award-winning senior editor with EHS Today.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she has been in B2B publishing for more than ten years. Her work has spanned many industries including crop protection, landscaping, horticulture and pest control.

In 2017, Valentic received ASBPE's regional bronze award for her column Sincerely Stefanie. She graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in Magazine Journalism from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.