It is field work season; as such, it is important to be reminded to stay cool and safe in the intense heat outdoors.
Check out the following links for some great information on what to look for and how to prevent heat related illness and skin cancer:
Heat Stress Injuries
Heat Stress Illness and Skin Cancer Prevention
Occupational Heat Exposure
Protect Your Skin Brochure
Also check out the Heat and Cold Stress Online Training, HERE. This training program provides an introduction to heat and cold stress. Topic areas include the definition of heat and cold stress, types of illness caused by heat and cold stress, and prevention.
As always let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Stay safe and cool out there.
The ORAT (Online Risk Assessment Tool) was released in November 2017; this replaces the Occupational Health Registry used in the past. The ORAT will walk you through the process for assessing potential risks due to contact with animals, hazardous agents, operation or environments. The ORAT employs a simple question and answer model that builds a personalized risk assessment designed to the specific hazards that may be encountered as part of work-related responsibilities. You will be contacted if it is determined a medical examination is required.
It is recommended that ALL new employees and any employee that has changed positions to fill out the ORAT. Any employee that has not filled out the old Occupational Health Registry should also fill the ORAT out. You will receive an annual renewal reminder thereafter.
To fill the ORAT out please follow this link.
Over 50 people attended our training on Legal and Safe Transporting of Cargo and Equipment, which was held at the Farm Shop on the campus of the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio, on June 19th, 2018. Fore more info and pics of the training click here.