Heat Stress – Additional Resources
Other Government Resources
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safety and Health Topics: Heat Stress
Provides a guide to information regarding the recognition, evaluation, control, and compliance actions involving heat stress.
OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
OSHA’s nationwide Heat Illness Prevention Campaign aims to raise awareness and teach workers and employers about the dangers of working in hot weather and provide valuable resources to address these concerns.
OSHA Technical Manual Section III: Chapter 4 – Heat Stress
Provides descriptions of heat disorders, investigative guidelines, sampling methods, control, and PPE.
OSHA Quick Card: Heat Stress
Provides heat stress factors, symptoms, prevention tips, and first aid recommendations.
OSHA Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers from Effects of Heat
Provides information that will help workers understand what heat stress is, how it may affect their health and safety, and how it can be prevented.
OSHA Fact Sheet: Working Outdoors in Warm Climates
Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Employers and employees should know the potential hazards in their workplaces and how to manage them.
NOAA: NWS Heat Safety Tips
Provides general information regarding the recognition and control of heat stress.
Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA): Heat Stress – What to Do.
Provides documents related to heat stress in the mining industry.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Wildland Fire Safety – Heat Stress
This brochure focuses on the risks of heat stress, and what the firefighter should do to minimize those risks.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – Ergonomics of the Thermal Environment: Analytical Determination and Interpretation of Heat Stress Using Calculation of the Predicted Heat Strain
ANSI – Ergonomics of the Thermal Environment: Medical Supervision of Individuals Exposed to Extreme Hot or Cold Environments
ANSI – Hot environments: Estimation of the Heat Stress on Working Man, Based on the WBGT-index (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature)
- NASD: Keep Cool
Outdoor worker flyer about heat stress.
- NASD: Dangers of Heat Stress
Provides a script that can be used to deliver a 15-minute training session to employees. The text explains the impact that hot weather work can have on health, describes preventive measures, and touches briefly on first aid.