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 Employees course. The Employee course includes the same training content as the Supervisor course, but excludes the 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 Supervisors course are to teach supervisors how to recognize, prevent, and treat heat stress, as well as outline a supervisor's responsibilities.
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;
- Identify elements necessary for a Heat Illness Prevention Program; and
- Explain how to monitor weather reports and how to respond to hot weather advisories.
This training should be combined with company specific training on the employer's Health and Safety Program. When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training 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 that is supplied by his or her own companies. 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.