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Cal/OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Prevention

Online Training Certification Course

Title 8 CCR, Section 3395

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This online certification course outlines the Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention regulations. You will learn to identify heat illness, describe first aid measures to respond to heat illnesses, and review best practices to prevent these hazards. Also covered are employer responsibilities in the areas of the provision of water, availability of shade, heat wave procedures, emergency response procedures, acclimatization, and training and prevention plan requirements.

Employees who work in high-temperature settings, whether indoor or outdoor, are at risk of dehydration and overheating-serious and potentially life-threatening conditions. Every employee should know the risks and symptoms of heat illness and elevated body temperature as well as how to prevent and address them.

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Heat illness awareness and prevention is an important subject for any person who must work outdoors in warm or hot weather. Any employee who is exposed to these environmental hazards needs adequate heat injury prevention training. This online training course satisfies the regulatory requirements.

Case Study: In August 2012, an electrician was working at a jobsite in Palm Desert, California. He was running a trencher, digging a 2-foot-deep trench using a shovel, and installing conduits. On the first day, he worked alone, spending about six hours working under direct sunlight. He had a coworker on the second day and again worked under the sun. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on the second day, the employee died as a result of a heat-related illness.

The unfortunate employee had not been provided with training on the prevention of heat illness. He had also been allowed to start working outdoors for about six hours during the shift without undergoing any acclimatization.

Key Takeaways: The employer's ineffective training on heat illness prevention, and the lack of an acclimatization period for new employees on the jobsite, were both factors that contributed to the employee's death from heat-related illness.

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Governing Regulations

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), more commonly known as Cal/OSHA, sets and enforces standards pertaining to heat illness prevention. Regulations regarding heat stress can be found in Title 8 of California's Code of Regulations (CCR) in Section 3395.

What You'll Learn

  • Heat Illness Statistics
  • What Is Heat Illness?
  • Applicable Regulations
  • Who Is Covered by 8 CCR 3395?
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Key Terms
    Heat and the Body
  • Sweating
  • The Importance of Sweating
  • Heat and Work Activity
  • Heat and Work Performance
  • Physical and Lifestyle Risk Factors
  • Acclimatization
    Heat Illness
  • Heat Rash
  • Heat Cramps
  • Heat Syncope
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Heat Stroke
    Heat Illness Prevention Regulations
  • When and to Whom Does 8 CCR 3395 Apply?
  • Overview of 8 CCR 3395
  • 8 CCR 3395 (c) Provision of Water
  • How Much Water Must Be Provided?
  • 8 CCR 3395 (d) Access to Shade
  • How Much Shade Must Be Provided?
  • Where Must Shade Be Located?
  • Preventative Cool-Down Rests
  • 8 CCR 3395 (e) High-Heat Procedures
  • Employer Responsibilities in High-Heat Conditions
  • 8 CCR 3395 (f) Emergency Response Procedures
  • 8 CCR 3395 (g) Acclimatization
  • 8 CCR 3395 (h) Training-All Employees
  • 8 CCR 3395 (h) Training-Supervisory Employees
  • How Is Training Evaluated for Compliance?
  • 8 CCR 3395 (i) Heat Illness Prevention Plan
  • Cal/OSHA Penalties for Non-Compliance
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers must provide training at the time of initial assignment to tasks where an employee may encounter a warm or hot work environment. According to California OSHA, retraining must be provided when there is a change in working conditions and the injury and illness plan is updated. This online certification meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Sean S Verified
Cal/OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Prevention

Very good training. very comprehensive, clear and methodical.

Oscar C Verified
Cal/OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Prevention

This was very very helpful and important for me and my company, thank you

Becky G Verified
Cal/OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Prevention

The course was very helpful.

Agustin R Verified
Cal/OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Prevention

i think its a great thing to be learning about what to do in case one of these scenarios happens, not only i but others will be able to respond in the right manner.

Tyler J Verified
Cal/OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Prevention

Great course

Omar P Verified
Cal/OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Prevention

Very informative

Amilcar P Verified
Cal/OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Prevention

Great course information! The pre-test questions help with memory. Overall great experience!



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