Heat Illness Prevention Training
Heat illness can occur indoors or outdoors during any time of year. If not prevented, heat illness can pose a serious risk to workers. Heat stroke can be fatal, and workers suffering from heat exhaustion may experience confusion and impaired judgment, making accidents more likely.
Heat illness prevention training plays an essential role in keeping workers safe, minimizing risk and maintaining productivity. At Hazmat School, we offer an online heat illness prevention course so you can recognize the signs of heat illness and take action to protect yourself and others.
Who Should Take This Class?
Cal-OSHA Heat Illness Prevention training is intended for employees who work outdoors in conditions that may induce heat stress and heat illness. Our heat illness prevention course is designed for all employees, including:
- Construction Workers
- General Industry Workers
- DOT/Transportation Workers
- Manufacturing Workers
- Managers and Supervisors
Although this course is specifically designed to meet the training requirements of workers in California, anyone who works in a hot environment can benefit from the information provided. For the best protection, complete our heat illness prevention course before work in a hazardous environment begins.
Industries That Require This Course
Workers are expected to complete tasks in hot environments in a wide range of industries. Sometimes, working in hot weather or around heat-generating equipment is impossible to avoid. Some of the industries that may require heat illness prevention certification include:
- General industry
- Coaching and athletics
- Warehousing and delivery
- Oil and gas extraction
Once you have completed our online course for heat illness prevention, you will be able to:
- Meet the training requirements of 8 CCR 3395(h) and the General Duty Clause for heat illness prevention.
- Demonstrate environmental and personal risk factors for heat illness including job function, clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of heat illnesses, the symptoms of each, and when to report an illness to a supervisor and/or emergency medical services
- Demonstrate an understanding of what steps can be taken to prevent heat illness including employer-supplied equipment including water, shade, rest breaks, and first aid.
- Identify how acclimatization can reduce the impact of high temperatures.
- Understand how to work with emergency medical services if a heat illness occurs.
- Understand supervisor responsibilities including the same as employees, but also what action to take if an employee has a heat illness, emergency response procedures, and monitoring local weather.
What Regulations Does This Course Satisfy?
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not specifically require employers to provide heat illness prevention training. However, three states — Washington, Minnesota and California — have created their own laws governing occupational heat exposure. In California, Title 8 CCR 3395(h) requires employers to provide heat illness prevention training for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees who work outdoors. Our course satisfies this regulatory requirement.
In addition to meeting training requirements for employers in California, our course helps businesses across the country fulfill their obligations to their workers. The General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires all employers to provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards, including hazards related to heat exposure. Heat illness prevention certification can help minimize the risk to workers and keep your company in compliance with this clause.
Our heat illness prevention course is intended to familiarize students with the basics of the Heat Illness Prevention standard. The course will also familiarize you with the basics of heat stress awareness, symptoms, illnesses, preventive measures and medical surveillance.
You will need a computer or iPad with internet access and an email account. You will also need to make sure your flash is enabled. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You can download the course if needed also.
Passing this course requires completing the 10 question multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.
Course Schedule and Deadlines
The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.
Accreditation, Certification and CEUs
When you complete our course and the required heat illness prevention test, you will receive a certificate that will serve as documentation of training, which you can present to state or federal regulators upon request. Please note that this course does not provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or contact hours.
Why Choose Hazmat School?
Heat illness prevention training keeps workers safe and keeps businesses in compliance with state and federal regulations. At Hazmat School, we make our online courses convenient and budget-friendly, so everyone can receive the instruction they need to work safely. With 24/7 support from remote instructors and materials presented entirely online, you can work at your own pace.