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.
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.
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)
Iron and steel mills and foundries
Manufacturing with hot local heat sources, like
furnaces (e.g., paper products or concrete)
This course should make students understand the following
Assigning a Supervisor
Identification of Hazard
Water. Rest. Shade Message
Modified Work Schedules
Observing for Signs and Symptoms
Emergency Planning and Response
Engineering Controls Specific to Indoor Workplaces