Heat Illness Awareness & Prevention
OSHA has had a heat illness prevention campaign since 2011.
OSHA has determined that the campaign has not done enough to prevent heat related illness in the workplace and is in the process of creating a standard for Heat Illness. This course will cover expectations for this standard and how to prepare, including planning and prevention to:
- Provide workers with water, rest and shade.
- Allow new or returning workers to gradually increase workloads and take more frequent breaks as they acclimatize, or build a tolerance for working in the heat.
- Plan for emergencies and train workers on prevention.
- Monitor workers for signs of illness.