Heat Stress Training
Employees who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments run an extremely high risk of heat stress. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, dehydration, and in some cases death. The employees at the highest risk of heat stress i...
Employees who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments run an extremely high risk of heat stress. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, dehydration, and in some cases death. The employees at the highest risk of heat stress include construction, firefighters, kitchen staff, employees that work in confined spaces, or in unventilated non air-conditioned places. Employees 65 years of age or older, are overweight, have heart disease, high blood pressure, or take medications may be affected by extreme heat the most, but heat stress is not limited by this criteria. Prevention is important, according to OSHA, employers should provide training to their employees so they understand what Heat Stress is, how it affects their health and safety, and how it can be prevented. Our "OSHA Heat Stress" training products review how heat affects the body, the steps employees can take to prevent heat stress in the Workplace, and elementary first aid that can be given to a worker who has been affected by a heat-related illness. Topics covered in these products include: Situations leading to heat-related illnesses, Heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, How the body reacts to heat, Recognizing symptoms of heat stress, Preventing heat-related illnesses, and more.
OSHA's Position On Heat Stress Training
The exposure to hot work environments can bring about a number of negative health effects that fall under the category of heat stress. While all of these are debilitating (such as dehydration, heat rash and heat cramps), some can be quite serious (heat exhaustion) or even fatal, in some cases (heat stroke). While heat stress can be a factor in just about any job environment, some jobs present a greater risk due to their inherent nature. These can include; firefighters, outdoor construction and kitchen staff. Certain employee characteristics can also increase the risk of heat stress such as; advanced age, obesity, high blood pressure, heart problems and various medications. OSHA has suggested work restrictions (rest periods) and requires training when it comes to preventing heat stress. Note that identification and avoidance of heat stress in the workplace are priorities that OSHA has placed upon employers. The training materials, offered on this site, address heat stress issues such as:
- How the body regulates and reacts to heat
- Recognizing the symptoms of heat stress
- Situations that can cause heat stress
- The differences between heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke
- How to prevent heat stress
- Treatments for different forms of heat stress
- Engineering controls and PPE pertaining to heat stress prevention
- Additional heat stress-related topics
In addition to informative and interesting training videos, other heat stress training tools offered include; Training Leader’s Guide, Heat Stress Booklets, Written Safety Plans, Posters and more.
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