Heat Illness Prevention for Supervisors – Cal/OSHA

  • 5 topics | 21m
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Heat-related illnesses can be life threatening, so it's crucial for supervisors to take the proper preventative actions and intervene appropriately to maximize workplace safety. This course equips supervisors to recognize the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, and presents first aid guidelines for treating these illnesses. The course also explores supervisors' responsibilities for preventing and responding to heat-related illnesses, and outlines workplace high heat requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify risk factors for heat illness
  • match types of heat-related illness to their characteristic symptoms
  • identify measures that can help to prevent heat illnesses in the workplace
  • recognize employer responsibilities for preventing and treating heat-related illnesses
  • identify special high heat requirements that apply in specific industries


  • Heat Stress Risk Factors
  • Recognizing the Symptoms of Heat-related Illness
  • Preventing Heat-related Illnesses
  • Understanding Employer Responsibilities
  • Meeting High Heat Requirements