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Heat Stress, Illness & Injury Safety

Online Training Certification Course

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This heat stress safety course highlights the risks associated with working in extreme temperatures. It details best practices that employers and workers can use to prevent heat stress and illness, including pre-work preparations, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and first-response measures to take in the event a worker suffers heat stress or heat-induced illness.

A variety of occupations either directly or indirectly expose workers to heat and high temperatures. Exposure can occur in hot, humid outdoor environments, as well as indoor operations that involve high degrees of physical activity, heat radiation, or direct contact with high-heat objects or machinery. Employers must protect workers from heat stress, which can cause illness, injury, and death. Heat safety training is critical to worksite safety.

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The potential for heat- and fatigue-related hazards exist in nearly every work environment. This heat stress prevention course is designed for anyone who works in extreme temperatures, such as tasks performed in high temperature and humid conditions, direct sun exposure, heavy physical labor, or while wearing waterproof clothing. This heat stress safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for heat stress prevention and heat injury safety.

Case Study: On July 19, 2012, an employee was working as a concrete pourer for his uncle's concrete company. He was pouring and laying concrete from July 16, 2012, through July 18, 2012. He was not feeling well. He appeared dizzy, and he went to sit down. Neighbors called emergency medical services.

The emergency medical service report stated that his body temperature was 107° Fahrenheit. He was treated with IV fluid hydration and cool fluids, along with intubation. Resuscitative efforts continued.

He was transferred to the ICU, where he suffered multiple organ failure and died. According to the medical examiner's report, the probable cause of death was multisystem organ failure, hyperthermia, and rhabdomyolysis.

Key takeaway: Exposure to prolonged high-heat temperatures, lack of additional workforce, and no supervisor monitoring his physiological condition contributed to the worker's preventable death.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 addresses general industry standards, while Part 1926 is designated for construction industry standards.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Heat Stress Safety
  • How Does the Body React to Heat?
  • What Is Heat Stress?
  • Heat Stress Statistics in the Work Place
  • Heat-Related Illnesses and Conditions
  • Hyperthermia
    Heat Index
  • Effects of the Heat Index
  • Protective Measures
  • Risk Levels
    Heat Stress Environments
  • Environmental (Outdoor) Stress Factors
  • Direct Sunlight and Daytime
  • Job-Specific (Indoor) Heat Stress Factors
    Heat Stress Prevention: Employer Responsibilities
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Employer Responsibilities and Controls for Indoor Workplaces
  • Employer Training Responsibilities
    Heat Stress Prevention: Environmental Controls
  • Acclimatization and Prevention Measures
  • Acclimatization Steps
  • Estimating Work Rates and Loads
  • Work and Rest Schedules
  • Fluid Replacement and Recovery Areas
  • Fluid Types
    Heat Stress Prevention: Worker Precautions
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    First Aid and Emergency Response Measures for Heat Stress
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Employer Checklist
    Additional Resources

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 are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as high outdoor temperatures and humidity or low-circulation indoor locations.

To ensure compliance with the OSHA heat stress standard, safety training must be conducted whenever it is necessary to ensure safe working conditions. OSHA heat stress standards do not specify a time frame for required retraining or recertification. However, the OSH Act general duty clause defines that each employer must ensure that worksites are free from recognized hazards, such as heat stress, illness, and injury. This OSHA heat safety course meets these training requirements.

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

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it was good

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The content and information was very decisive and informative for my training.

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Heat Stress, Illness & Injury Safety

Course is very good. I like being able to go back and review before the exam to be secure in testing.

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