Keeping our members safe on the job is a top priority and the International works closely with locals to strengthen protections and prevent workplace violence. In the wake of the recent attacks like the mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, the International’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Office has updated guidelines to help locals and employers keep our members in the retail sector safe from harm.
HOT WEATHER ADVISORY - Preventing Heat Stress at Work - With outside temperatures starting to soar, now is the time to make sure employers are taking the steps necessary to protect workers from heat stress and heat-related illness. Heat can cause more than just discomfort. Exposure to high heat and high humidity can be life threatening. Employers should make sure workers know the signs, symptoms and appropriate first-aid procedures for serious heat illnesses.