Heat Stress Recognition and Prevention

  • 3 Topics | 16m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Each year, more people in the United States die from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornados, floods, and earthquakes combined. This course will discuss the effects of heat on your body, outline the risk factors for heat-related illnesses, and describe the associated treatments for each. This training will also explain several control measure techniques and safe work practices that you can use to prevent heat-related stresses. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Winn Forensics, LLC, a professional services company focusing on corporate, business and personal safety training as well as consulting on occupational injury matters. 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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • recall the personal factors that may contribute to heat stress
  • identify the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses
  • identify first-aid treatments for heat-related illnesses
  • identify preventive measures to minimize heat stress

IN THIS COURSE

  • Identifying Risk Factors
    3m
  • Recognizing and Treating Heat-related Illnesses
    5m
  • Taking Preventive Measures
    5m