The creatives at the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration are well aware that, as summer approaches, soaring temperatures are already causing concerns at workplaces nationwide, both outdoors and indoors. 

In an effort to foster engagement and allow employers, workers and other stakeholders to help each other address the dangers of heat hazards, OSHA is again sponsoring the agency’s “Beat the Heat” photo contest. 

OSHA launched the national competition last year, challenging employers, workers and others to share their best tools and resources for educating workers about the dangers of heat exposure in indoor and outdoor workplaces.

The 2024 ‘Beat the Heat’ competition challenges participants to capture and share images of how they work safely in the heat. Officials said they hope that showcasing images of useful strategies for protecting workers from the heat will encourage others to adopt similar practices.

To participate, submit photos of people properly protected while exposed to either outdoor or indoor heat. Entries will be judged based on the following factors:

  • Quality of photo    
  • Suitability to use in OSHA publications
  • Originality    
  • Clarity of message
  • Creativity    
  • Inclusion of workers, employer or workplace imagery

Submissions must be received by July 19. For contest rules and submission instructions, visit the OSHA Beat the Heat contest webpage HERE.

Winning photographs will be displayed on OSHA’s website and featured in the agency’s QuickTakes and “The Heat Source” newsletters. Winners will also receive a “Beat the Heat” Challenge coin.