Updated October 20, 2021 at 4:47 p.m.
Can wearing a facemask while working in hot weather cause me to overheat?
No. A face covering alone will not cause a person to overheat. Studies have shown that filtering facepiece respirators, such as an N95, do not cause additional physiological stress to most wearers and do not contribute to heat stress.
University units can use the Supplemental Accidental Prevention Plan (SAPP) Template (Word) to organize their worksite-specific health and safety information, and address employee protections from site-specific occupational hazards that extend beyond the core Accident Prevention Plan,
The department must annually update their Supplemental Accident Prevention Plan and make it available to all existing and new employees.
Excessive exposure to heat can cause a range of heat-related illnesses, from less serious heat rash and heat cramps to more serious heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke requires immediate medical attention because it can be deadly, so take precautions while working in the summer heat.
The UW Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) congratulates EH&S staff who have been recognized for outstanding service and dedication to the UW community through the UW Awards of Excellence.
The Managing Laboratory Chemicals – Online course has been updated to improve accessibility and incorporate adult learning concepts. The updated course replaces the existing HTML course and is similar in content.
Honeywell announced a mandatory Stop Use Notice for Honeywell Miller Heavy Duty 650K, 850K, 060076, and 080007 Kevlar series harnesses only when used for arc flash protection. University units with these models should remove them from service immediately.