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How to Avoid and Control Employee Exposure to Heat Stress

Duration : 60 Minutes

This course, has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).


John J. Meola is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) He has a BA in Education and is an Instructor at Virginia Commonwealth Uni Read more

If we did not have to endure the Covid epidemic, OSHA would have made Heat Stress Management a regulation by now. This topic is now on their regulatory agenda and will probably be open for public comment soon. 

Rising temperatures and humidity associated with undeniably hotter climate is no longer a scientific ‘projection’. It is a reality, and heat stress is creating a challenge to traditional outdoor work industries. Notably construction, services, maintenance trades, exterior work, landscape, etc. There is a long list of affected industry.

Heat causes inefficiency in any system, including the human body. High temperature work environments are notoriously problematic from a number of perspectives. Safety & health is among the most prominent characteristic to suffer from the deleterious effects of aim temps over normal range. 

And the ambient air temperature is not the only problem. The effects of increased temperature are magnified by rising humidity levels, associated with atmospheric anomalies, such as hurricane season, torrential rain and flooding, etc. 

No matter how one views the issue, dealing with employee exposure to high heat and humidity is going to be the new normal. 

OSHA requires there be a coordinated approach to manage this exposure. Understanding a few basic concepts will help with not only compliance with the eventual OSHA rule, but also you will probably not have to call 911 as often, for employees suffering catastrophic health events due to heat exposure.

This webinar will detail the basic & intermediate step you as an employer should be taking, for the short and mid-term future. Because this issue is not going away anytime soon. It took a couple hundred years to manifest itself. So we should probably just get used to living with it. 

Course Objectives:

• Learn the vocabulary of OSHA concerning Heat Stress

• Learn the key elements of what OSHA will want to see in your Safety & Health Program for dealing with employee exposure

• Learn proven tips and techniques to protect your employees and keep you in a posture of compliance in the event you are inspected by OSHA

• Improve your overall safety & health program and employee engagement

Why Should You Attend:

OSHA puts the burden of compliance squarely on the shoulders of employers. Employees are on the receiving end. Failure to correctly execute your obligations as an employer may create a default situation where you could receive a penalty from OSHA. 

The OSHA penalty structure has been ramped up over the last several years, so you are probably looking at roughly a five-digit number to start with. This could go to six-figures if an employee is stricken by heat illness and OSHA comes to investigate. They will ask for certain documents that we will discuss in this webinar. 

In this Webinar you will learn:

• How to avoid the OSHA penalty box for non-compliance

• How to protect your employees from high heat illness 

• What Supervisors and Managers need to know about this Heat Stress issue

• A few low-cost, easy to achieve measurables that will get you on the road to compliance

• Basic protective steps for your operations – applicable to indoor and outdoor work

Course Outline:

• Review of what OSHA’s proposed Standard on heat stress will probably include

• Best Practices in the industry that you can learn from, vs. having to invent your own

• Vocabulary & nomenclature applicable to this topic

• Basic Heat science & physics, ergonomics

• Circadian Rhythms, principles of hydration; dietary advice, etc.

• Basic do’s and Don’ts for heat stress

What You Get:

• Outline of a Written Heat Stress Program 

• Live Q&A Session with our Expert

• Certificate of Course Completion 

• Access to Signup Community (Optional)

• Reward Points

Who Will Benefit:

• Human Resource Managers/ Directors / Administration / Generalists 

• Risk Managers, Insurance Managers

• Safety & Health Managers 

• QA / QC managers

• Compliance Officers, ESG Officers 

• Field Supervisors, Foremen and Superintendents 

• Lead Persons, working foremen

• Trainers & safety educators

• Plant nurses, first aid personnel; fire brigade members

• General Managers, plant managers, production coordinators & schedulers

• Company Officers, Presidents and CEO's

Please reach us at 1-888-844-8963 for any further assistance or if you wish to register

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