According to OSHA, heat has killed an average of 30 workers a year since 2003. In 2011, there were more than 60 heat-related fatalities across the United States. A much greater number of workers require emergency treatment for heat illness each year.
Most of these deaths and illnesses could have been prevented with effective training proper implementation of a heat safety program.
In this training course, students will learn:
- The hazards of working in excessive heat
- How to recognize signs of heat illness
- Heat illness prevention
- Administrative and engineering controls
- Personal protective equipment
- Risk factors