OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Training
Heat Illness Prevention training should be provided for employees who are exposed to extreme heat in their workplaces. Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards including protecting workers from extreme heat. Every year thousands of workers suffer from heat illnesses, some that are fatal. Heat- related illnesses are preventable and all employees should be trained to prevent them from happening.
What is OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Training?
OSHA requires employers to protect their employees from known hazards in the workplace, including extreme heat. Heat Illness Prevention training teaches employees to recognize the types of heat illnesses by identifying the symptoms. Employees must be able to provide prompt first aid to those who are experiencing heat illness symptoms. Do your employees what to do if they suspect someone is experiencing a heat stroke? The training will provide instructions for what to do in the event of a heat stroke or other heat illness. The training will further educate employees on what to wear, eat and drink to prevent heat illnesses.
The Heat Illness Prevention training will cover :
- General information on Heat Illness
- An explanation of the causes of Heat Illness
- Guidance on heat illness prevention
- Emergency response procedures
After completing the training, your employees will be able to:
- Identify heat illness signs and symptoms
- Provide first aid for heat illnesses
- Work safely in high heat temperatures
Insure Compliance will meet with your staff and conduct an in-person training that explains the causes and symptoms of all heat-related illnesses and what to do if they occur in the workplace.
- General Duty Clause- Section 5 (a)(1) Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
Why should I do an OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Training?
OSHA requires employers to protect their employees from known hazards in the workplace, including extreme heat. Working in extreme heat temperatures can cause employees to experience heat exhaustion and heat strokes- which can be fatal. The benefits of completing the OSHA Heat Illness Prevention training for employees include:
- Preparing workers in case of an emergency
- Maintaining/ Increasing productivity in the summer
- Fulfilling OSHA guidelines
- Minimizing risks in the workplace
This service is often combined with:
First aid training
Heat Illness Prevention Program
Injury and Illness Protection Program
Employees not in the healthcare industry would benefit greatly from knowing basic first aid skills to assist in the event of other medical emergencies in the workplace.
An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program which includes the company’s plan to prevent heat illnesses.
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