It is easy to forget the danger that heat poses to the body, from sunburn and dehydration to heat stroke and death. Whether you work outside on hot days or in a foundry, mine, bakery, or any other hot or humid environment, the key to preventing excessive heat stress is knowing the hazards of working in heat and the benefits of implementing proper controls and work practices. You will learn about all of these in this training. Ideal learners include all employees, managers and supervisors.
Describe how the body handles heat; State the most common safety problems associated with heat; List the symptoms of the common health problems associated with exposure to heat and how to treat them; Give examples of ways to reduce the likelihood of heat stress; Discuss special considerations to keep in mind when working in hot environments; Describe the benefits and basic elements of a written heat illness program
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