Safety Diploma Course

Heat Stress, Illness & Injury Safety Training


Working under extreme heat conditions can cause stress, ailments or injury if workers don’t follow safety instructions and regulations. This safety course is intended to educate workers and aspiring young career seekers to create awareness on health risks involved in working in hazardous conditions which produce heat related stress and disorders.

Students get to know safe practices and responsibilities of employers to protect workers from heat, safety preparedness, importance of personal protective equipments (PPEs) and regular safety training. This course also educates candidates to follow immediate emergency measures in case workers experience heat stress and illness and how to implement regulatory practices.

Governing regulations

OSHA’s heat stress related regulations are applicable to all general industries where workers experience adverse health risks due to heat.

Also, Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, which also known as the General Duty Clause, warrants employers to mention in the appointment letters and also put up in workplaces about the presence of hazards that can be fatal, or cause any permanent injury to employees. The Clause also includes heat-related risks that can be deadly or create physical hard. Section 5(a)(2) makes employers “comply with OSH standards prescribed under this Act”.

Course Overview

Workers assigned to perform regular indoor or outdoor activities where they can experience high degree of heat, high radiation, low air circulatory areas or high humidity can cause irreversible health disorders and employers need to educate workers regarding safety practices and provide them with proper personal protective equipments to prevent them from all occupational risks and health hazards. This course provides a complete overview of general working conditions where workers can be subjected to various kinds of heat related dangers such as severe mental stress, physical injury or measurable health risks.

Workers and young and aspiring candidates are provided training to understand the importance of remaining safe when handling high-heat generating equipments or working in such atmosphere where they can face unbearable heat or humid conditions. Students get to know how to prepare before entering into such high-heat work environments, what are the regulatory conditions need to be followed, how to use protective gears, types of heat-induced illness one may experience, importance of safety training for heat-related stress and emergency measures to reduce the risks.

Who Must Take this Course?

Most of the heavy engineering and manufacturing sectors have work environments that can produce unprecedented heat and humid conditions for workers. Such people need to be educated and empowered to protect them and also others from adverse work conditions.

Course Format

Our OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Safety Training course has expert-made content which includes case studies, audio and graphical explanations and question bank for students to go for several mock tests before the final exam.

After successful completion of the final exam, each student will be provided with a hard copy of safety certificate along with a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Every candidate will be entitled to receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) after completing this training course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Heat Stress Safety
    • How Does the Body React to Heat?
    • What Is Heat Stress?
    • Heat Stress Statistics in the Work Place
    • Heat-Related Illnesses and Conditions
    • Hyperthermia
  • Heat Index
    • Effects of the Heat Index
    • Protective Measures
    • Risk Levels
  • Heat Stress Environments
    • Environmental (Outdoor) Stress Factors
    • Direct Sunlight and Daytime
    • Job-Specific (Indoor) Heat Stress Factors
  • Heat Stress Prevention: Employer Responsibilities
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Employer Responsibilities and Controls for Indoor Workplaces
    • Employer Training Responsibilities
  • Heat Stress Prevention: Environmental Controls
    • Acclimatization and Prevention Measures
    • Acclimatization Steps
    • Estimating Work Rates and Loads
    • Work and Rest Schedules
    • Fluid Replacement and Recovery Areas
    • Fluid Types
  • Heat Stress Prevention: Worker Precautions
    • Employee Responsibilities
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid and Emergency Response Measures for Heat Stress
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Employer Checklist
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam