You may be surprised to learn that there is no OSHA regulation for workplace temperatures. However, employers are required to provide a work environment that is "free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees," as stated in the General Duty Clause, section 5(a)(1). This means that if your workplace is too hot and it is causing your employees drastic discomfort to the point of health issues you will need to get some emergency cooling in your office. Besides providing your employees with a safe work environment, there are other reasons to make sure your office is cool and comfortable during the warmer months.
Keeping your employees from having a heat stroke is literally bare minimum. You need to keep your employees comfortable! No one can think when they're sweltering and the business will lose productivity and profit if you don't take care of your workers.
Electronics and Data
Have you ever had your phone outside on a hot day and it powers down because it's too hot? Or it gets very slow and is hot to the touch? You don't want anything similar happening to your computers and any other heat-sensitive electronics you might have. Overheated computers could cost you some new equipment or, even worse, data and documents if they haven't been backed up to a cloud or server.
A cool, comfortable environment is the key to your employees' health and happiness during the hot summer months. Keeping your employees and electronics chugging along with emergency or supplemental cooling is the best way to keep everyone and everything as productive as possible. Contact us to get some extra AC to your office!