Labor Secretary Launching Heat Illness Campaign

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A top federal official made a southern Nevada
stop to highlight a heat illness awareness campaign aimed at
preventing outdoor worker illnesses and deaths.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis also used her Thursday visit to a
Sheet Metal Workers training center in Las Vegas to mark Workers
Memorial Day and the 40th anniversary of the federal Occupational
Safety and Health Administration.

Solis aide Emilia Pablo-Montano says the secretary made similar
stops Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif., and Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz.

Solis is calling worker and employer attention to hazards of
working outdoors in intensely hot summer weather.

An OSHA webpage link at www.osha.gov offers information in
English and Spanish about preventable heat illnesses.

OSHA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
also now issue weather service announcements during extreme heat
alerts.


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