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• The General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health—Section 5(a)(1)
• Materials from OSHA and state labor agencies on heat exposure
• Current scientific and medical findings
• Accepted best work practices for preventing heat exposure
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Heat stress can be caused by several factors including high temperatures, high humidity, strenuous physical activity, direct contact with hot objects, being close to radiate heat sources, and working in enclosed work areas.
The next sections will cover theses in more detail.