Heat Illness Prevention for Employees
Who Should take this course?
This Heat Illness Prevention for Employees course will focus on defining heat stress, recognizing heat stress, treating heat stress, and preventing heat stress.
Employers must train all employees, both supervisory and non-supervisory, on heat illness recognition and prevention, including the employer-specific policies and procedures. Training must be provided before the beginning of work that involves the risk of heat illness.
The training should be provided when an employee is hired and with refresher training as needed, typically each year. Training provided close to the hot season is more effective than training provided during colder seasons without follow-up refresher training.
Employers must ensure their work procedures are consistent with the information in the training provided to employees.
EMS Continuing Education
Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 1 Contact Hour of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).