APS offers summer energy savings tips

(Arizona Public Service News Release)

The first day of summer is June 21, but the temperatures the last few days tell us summer already is here. Arizonans are experiencing extreme heat, and the forecast suggests we will top 110 degrees all this week.

When temperatures climb to triple digits, customers turn to their air conditioners to keep their homes and businesses cool. In fact, cooling accounts for 40% of the energy consumption in the average Arizona home. Arizona Public Service (APS) offers a few Continue reading

OSHA unveils updated hot weather app

A phone app from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration warns workers and others who will be outside as summer heats up of risks of heat-related illness, and provides preventive steps.

A phone app from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration warns workers and others who will be outside as summer heats up of risks of heat-related illness, and provides preventive steps.

By NIHAL KRISHAN
Cronkite News
WASHINGTON – Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials had a message Wednesday for workers and others who expect to be outside working and playing as summer heats up: Shade, water and rest for safety.

And if that’s too much to remember, OSHA has an app for that. And it’s free.

The federal agency actually has had the OSHA Heat app since 2011, but recently it unveiled an updated version of the phone app that provides users with a heat index reading for a particular location and gives precautions to help prevent heat-related illnesses. Continue reading