Industrial Standards for the Temperature in Employee Work Areas

Did you know that the productivity of your workplace can be affected by air quality and room temperature? In order to keep your workplace as efficient and up to code as possible, we here at Safety Solutions and Supply would like to share the following standards and considerations with you. 

  1. Air Treatment Standards.
    OSHA recommends that the minimum temperature for indoor workplaces be 68 degree Fahrenheit and the maximum be 76 degrees Fahrenheit. They also recommend that the indoor humidity is between 20 and 60 percent. 
  2. Outdoor Workplace Standards
    While there is no set temperature for outdoor employees such as those who work in construction or landscaping, there are set recommendations for providing the needed resources for employees to prevent any heat illnesses. If you need further info, OSHA provides free resources to help small businesses comply with their state’s plan. 
  3. Employee Rights
    OSHA requires all employers to display a poster about worker’s rights to a safe and healthy workplace. If a company has extreme temperature, it is the employees right to report them. 
  4. Practical workplace considerations.
    Newer buildings will find it easier to incorporate these standards while some older buildings may have to use alternate plans to comply with their federal laws. Organization in older buildings have had to implement telecommuting, rotating shifts, or even temporary relocation during extreme weather conditions.

No matter which building you are in, make it a point to keep your employees healthy and your workplace safe. By doing this you will have a more productive workplace. If you have any additional questions, feel free to visit us online Safety Solutions and Supply, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
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