August 2022: Biden Administration Launches Website for Extreme Heat Hazards

16 Aug

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Update Applicable to:
All employers with employees working in heat-hazardous locations.

What happened?
On July 26, 2022, the Biden administration, through the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS), launched Heat.gov, a new website to provide the public and decision-makers with clear, timely, and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat.

What are the details?
Heat.gov is intended to meet the growing demand for an authoritative heat and health tool from heat resilience officers, doctors, nurses, first responders, researchers, and the general public. It integrates maps, data, and information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, the Climate and Health Outlook developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Heat and Health Tracker, and other governmental and nonfederal resources.

This access to information enables communities to make informed decisions daily, as well as plan for the heat weeks and months ahead.

For more information, please see the links below:

Heat.gov

National Integrated Heat Health Information System

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What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and do their best to ensure the safety of their workers.

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