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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the winners of its "Beat the Heat" contest. The national competition challenged stakeholders to share their best tools and resources for educating workers about the dangers of heat exposure in indoor and outdoor workplaces.

OSHA received 195 submissions from competitors in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. A panel of experts judged submissions against criteria such as innovation, creativity, strength of message, best non-English language entry and indoor heat emphasis.

The 18 winners are:

• Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Tucson, Arizona

• CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

• JE Dunn Construction Company, Des Moines, Iowa

• Ergodyne, St. Paul

• Kent Precision Foods Group, Columbus, Mississippi

• ROC United, New York

• McWane Ductile, Coshocton, Ohio

• General Building Contractors Association, Philadelphia

• Cleaveland/Price Inc., Trafford, Pennsylvania

• ELSMART Associates, LLC/Korey Stringer Institute, Jonesborough, Tennesee

• BSN Sports, Grand Prairie, Texas

• O'Donnell/Snider Construction, Houston

• Primoris & ReadyKey, Houston

• S & B Constructors and Engineers, Houston

• SpawGlass, Houston

• Alliance Field Services, Midland, Texas

• Savage Co., Midvale, Utah

• University of Washington Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, Seattle

Visit the heat contest webpage to view the winning submissions. For tips and resources on how to implement and enforce heat safety guidelines, click here.