Heat Illness Prevention for Employees

OSHA Safety Courses for General Industry and Construction per 29 CFR 1910 & CFR 1926

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Overview

This Heat Illness Prevention for Employees course will focus on defining heat stress, recognizing heat stress, treating heat stress, and preventing heat stress.

Employers must train all employees, both supervisory and non-supervisory, on heat illness recognition and prevention, including the employer-specific policies and procedures. Training must be provided before the beginning of work that involves the risk of heat illness.

The training should be provided when an employee is hired and with refresher training as needed, typically each year. Training provided close to the hot season is more effective than training provided during colder seasons without follow-up refresher training.

Employers must ensure their work procedures are consistent with the information in the training provided to employees.

 

Supervisor Version

We also offer an online Heat Illness Prevention Training for Supervisors course. The Supervisor course includes the same training content as the Employee course, with an additional section addressing “Supervisor Responsibilities.”

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Course Objectives

The objectives of this Heat Illness Prevention for Employees course are to teach employees how to recognize, prevent, and treat heat stress.

This training course is applicable to the following:

  • All outdoor places of employment;
  • Agriculture;
  • Construction;
  • Landscaping;
  • Oil and gas extraction; and
  • Transportation or delivery service.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain what heat stress is;
  • Describe environmental, job-specific, and personal factors that can lead to heat stress;
  • Identify different types of heat-related illnesses and their symptoms;
  • Describe treatments for heat-related illness;
  • Minimize the risk of heat illness;
  • Describe methods to prevent heat illness for indoor and outdoor environments; and
  • Identify elements necessary for a Heat Illness Prevention Program.

This training meets the training requirements for Fed-OSHA under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act of 1970, as well as State OSHA requirements such as California Title 8, CCR Section 3395(h).

Supervisor Version

We also offer an online Heat Illness Prevention Training for Supervisors course. The Supervisor course includes the same training content as the Employee course, with an additional section addressing “Supervisor Responsibilities.”

Course Outline

This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and knowledge checks intended to help prepare students for the final exam. Students must answer each knowledge check and complete each interaction in order to proceed.

Course Exams

This course has one final exam based upon the material in the 3 course sections. The exam consists of 10 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass each exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake it as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Accreditation

This training is brought to you by a team of Certified Outreach Trainers. Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.

EMS Continuing Education Credits

Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 1 Contact Hour of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).

Additional Training

This training should be followed up with company specific training on the Employer’s Heat Illness Prevention Plan, including policies and procedures on preventing and responding to heat illnesses and injuries.

Finally, workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, students should receive site-specific training supplied by their employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Volume Pricing

To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

If you do not find your question here, we do have more FAQs

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 1 hour to complete.

Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.

Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.

Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.

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Online Training on Mobile Devices Tablet Smart Phone HTML 5 The Future

With a great number of adults using mobile devices--such as tablets and smart phones--to check emails, do business, and even enjoy movies. Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.

We're excited to announce a selection of courses now available in HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.

You can switch between your computer and your mobile device, and our Learning Management System will keep track of your progress. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.

We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your computer or from the comfort of your own palm, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size. The newer the device, the better the result. We are also aware that the course will not work on the first generation iPad, nor older Android Tablets. The best way to see how it works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.