Heat Stress Illness and Prevention
Many workers spend some part of their working day in a hot environment. Workers in foundries, laundries, construction projects, and bakeries — to name a few industries — often face hot conditions which pose special hazards to safety and health. The following references aid in recognizing and evaluating hazards in the workplace.
WATER. REST. SHADE. OSHA’s Campaign to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat https://www.osha.gov/
Occupational Heat Exposure https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/index.html
If working outdoors, the risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, can cause serious medical problems or death. Display this poster at the worksite for workers to see, and use it as an educational training tool.
(OSHA 3431 – 2011) (English: PDF)
(OSHA 3432 – 2011) (Spanish: PDF)
(OSHA 3166 – 2003) (English: HTML PDF)Heat Illness: Protecting Yourself in the Sun (Spanish) Protecting Yourself in the Sun
(OSHA 3168 – 2000) (Spanish: HTML PDF)Heat Stress QuickCard
(OSHA 3154 – 2017) (English: PDF)
(OSHA 3417 – 2017) (Spanish: PDF)