The Dangers of Working in the Heat


No. of mini-lessons5


Duration 15'

No. of mini-lessons 5

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Course overview

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 your employees work in the heat, they need to know the dangers, and how to protect themselves and others from the hazards of heat. This course gives your staff the understanding and strategies they need to work in safety, whatever the weather.

What's covered

The contributing factors for heat illness (including personal risk factors)

How to protect yourself and others from heat-related illness at work

How to recognize symptoms of heat illness and take immediate action

Why your teams need 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. They’ll learn how and when you’re most at risk from the heat, what heat illness looks like, and how to keep yourself safe.

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