Employers must train all employees, both supervisory and non-supervisory, on heat illness recognition and prevention, including training on their own 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.
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.”
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
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).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
About This Course
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
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.
This course has one final exam based upon the material in the 4 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.
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;
- Oil and gas extraction; and
- Transportation or delivery service.
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).
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.