Heat Stress 101

Course Introduction

We take it for granted but each year hundreds of employees die and thousands of employees get sick from heat stress. This course goes deep into the physical response to heat and discusses modern evaluation techniques and real life control measures. 

Course Details

If “Drink water”  is your only control measure for heat stress you have a lot to learn. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress which can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes.

Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers but can also include workers in hot environments such as bakery workers, boiler room workers, factory workers, and others. In addition emergency responders are at high risk because of their protective equipment and chemical protective clothing

This course covers

The signs, symptoms and first aid treatment of Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Cramps and Heat Rash

Employee Risk Factors

 Assessing Job Heat Stress Risks

Assessing Employee Heat Stress Risks

Heat stress controls and limitations including: Engineering Controls , Administrative Controls, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).