It is easy to forget the danger that heat poses to the body, from sunburn and heat rash to heatstroke 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.
- Know how the body handles heat
- Know common health and safety problems associated with heat
- Recognize the symptoms of health problems associated with exposure to heat and how to treat them
- Know how to reduce the likelihood of heat stress