Heat Stress

Heat stress may be a problem for workers who are in hot surroundings or who are subjected to
excessive heat. Extreme heat exposure can cause work-related diseases and injury. Heat
exhaustion, heat cramps, heat rashes, and heat stroke can all be caused by excessive heat.

Goals of the Course

The goal of this program is to train management to incorporate an actual heat-related illness
prevention program in a comprehensive safety and health program, which also supports the core
elements of OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

The industries given below can benefit from Heat Stress Awareness & Training program



Construction – especially, road, roofing, and
other outdoor work

Construction – roofing work


Mail and package delivery

Oil and gas well operations


Bakeries, kitchens, and laundries (sources with
indoor heat-generating appliances)

Electrical utilities (particularly boiler rooms)

Fire Service

Iron and steel mills and foundries

Manufacturing with hot local heat sources, like
furnaces (e.g., paper products or concrete)


Learning Outcome:

This course should make students understand the following

Heat Stress Modules:

Module 1

: Introduction

Module 2

Assigning a Supervisor

Module 3

Identification of Hazard

Module 4

Water. Rest. Shade Message

Module 5


Module 6

Modified Work Schedules

Module 7


Module 8

Observing for Signs and Symptoms

Module 9

Emergency Planning and Response

Module 10

Engineering Controls Specific to Indoor Workplaces

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