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Heat Stress in Construction: What to Know, What to Do

What's your answer when OSHA asks "What's your plan?" Heat-related site visits continue to ramp up as part of the agency's National Emphasis Program (NEP), and compliance officers want to know you have the pieces in place to protect your crew.

Are you concerned about the health and safety of your workers in hot environments? Do you want to learn how to prevent heat stress and keep your workers protected on the job? During this informative session, worksite safety pros Allie Thunstrom and Alsie Nelson will cover a range of important topics related to heat stress in construction. all in a straightforward presentation that's easy to digest and ready to act on. Here are five main topics that will be covered:

  1. The impact of climate temperature ranges on workers: Elsie will discuss the general state of climate temperature ranges, and how these are affecting workers globally.
  2. Common heat-related illnesses: You'll learn about the four most common heat-related illnesses and their symptoms, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, and heat stroke.
  3. Personal and environmental factors that contribute to heat stress: Elsie will explore the factors that can make workers more vulnerable to heat stress, including age, weight, personal fitness, acclimatization, heat sources, and physical exertion.
  4. Practical solutions to prevent heat stress: You'll learn about a range of practical solutions to help prevent heat stress, including cooling gear, hydration strategies, shade structures, and sunscreen.
  5. Compliance with OSHA standards: Elsie will also cover the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards related to heat stress prevention, and what your organization needs to do to stay compliant.

By the end of this webinar, you'll have a deeper understanding of the risks and challenges associated with heat stress in construction, and you'll be equipped with practical strategies and solutions to keep your workers safe and healthy on the job.

So, what's your plan? Let Alsie and Allie help you to the answer.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the risks and hazards associated with heat stress in the construction industry.
  2. Understand the factors that contribute to personal heat stress, including age, weight, and fitness.
  3. Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  4. Discover the different types of cooling gear and products available to mitigate heat stress and their pros and cons.
  5. Learn how to create and implement a heat stress prevention plan, including acclimatization, training, access to water and shade, and high heat procedures.

Allie Thunstrom
Allie Thunstrom

Field Product Manager, Ergodyne // QSSP Certified

Alsie Nelson
Alsie Nelson

Product Director

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