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OSHA warns of heat's potential impact on outdoor workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an "urgent call to  action" Wednesday to employers and workers to take steps against heat illness.  OSHA advised those working outdoors to drink at least four cups of water per  hour and take frequent breaks in cool areas.

There are no specific regulations for working in heat, so it is hard to know  how many cases of heat-related illness there are. OSHA is notified and issues  citations only if someone dies or if two or more people are hospitalized.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/weather/extreme-heat-takes-toll-on-outdoor-workers-645261/#ixzz2168HHtu9