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Heat Illness Prevention

Learn how to prepare for and work safely in hot and humid work conditions.

This training covers the risk factors and techniques to prevent heat illness, per the Federal OSHA General Duty Clause and Cal/OSHA's Heat Illness regulations.  This training is for all employees who work outdoors (or hot/humid indoor locations), and managers and supervisors of these employees. 

This course will help you:

  • Know the proper steps to take to prevent heat illnesses when working in hot and humid conditions.
  • Be able to recognize when you or a co-worker show the signs of heat illness and provide proper first-aid.
  • Properly plan and prepare for working in hot and humid conditions.

You will learn about:

  • What heat illnesses are
  • Risk factors for heat illness
  • Heat illness prevention strategies
  • How to prepare for working in hot conditions
  • The elements of a Heat Illness Prevention Program
  • How to respond to emergencies, including First Aid procedures

This training is for all employees who work outdoors (or in hot/humid indoor locations), and managers and supervisors of these employees.

Our high impact accelerated learning approach increases learning by improving knowledge retention and skill application. This course is activity-based, resulting in a deeper understanding of the material and a greater impact on job performance. 

On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate. 

Hot and humid working conditions are recognized as a significant work place hazard. In the United States, the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to furnish a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to their employees.

In California, outdoor work locations are regulated by Title 8, California Code of Regulations, section 3395. This regulation requires California employers with employees who work outdoors to have a Heat Illness Prevention Program, and to implement specific requirements when the temperature is above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. 

You might also be interested in the following training topics:

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program 
  • Incident and Accident Investigations
  • First Aid/CPR