The Dangers of Working in the Heat (OWS10)

There’s nothing like a bit of sunshine to quite literally brighten your day. From an improved mood to increased energy, working outdoors can be a great experience. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, as the saying goes. Working in the heat has some serious downsides, too.

Every year, thousands of workers get sick from occupational heat exposure. Heat illness is serious, and in some cases, even fatal. If you work in the heat, you need to know the dangers, and how to protect yourself and others from the hazards of heat. This course gives you the understanding and strategies you need to work in safety, whatever the weather.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Recognize contributing factors for heat illness (including personal risk factors)
• Protect yourself and others from heat-related illness at work
• Recognize symptoms of heat illness and take immediate action

Why take this course?

Heat illness can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical health. This course will suit anyone that works in heat, both outdoors and indoors. You’ll learn how and when you’re most at risk from the heat, what heat illness looks like, and how to keep yourself safe.

15 mins | SCORM | Infographic

  • The Dangers of Working in the Heat
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed