Fact Sheets / Posters / Training Material
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Illustrated, Low-Literacy Fact Sheets
Construction and Agriculture: Available in English [1 MB PDF*, 4 pages] and en español [1 MB PDF*, 4 pages]**
Oil & Gas and Construction: Available in English [1 MB PDF*, 4 pages] and en español [1 MB PDF*, 4 pages]**
Educational Poster to be used for training on heat illness symptoms and prevention.
Available in English [2 MB PDF*, 2 pages] and en español [2 MB PDF*, 2 pages]**
Awareness poster with heat illness prevention messages and OSHA contact information.
Available in English [2 MB PDF*, 1 page] and en español [299 KB PDF*, 1 page]**
OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Training Guide
Guide to carry out heat safety training, with lesson plans (tailgate or toolbox talks.
Available in English [7 MB PDF*, 43 pages] and en español [9 MB PDF*, 43 pages]
Using the Heat Index: A Guide for Employers
Guide to planning for heat at the workplace and taking precautions based on heat index.
Available in English [635 KB PDF*, 44 pages] and en español [534 KB PDF*, 48 pages]
Heat Stress QuickCard™
Small, double-sided card to learn what precautions to take.
Available in English [2 MB PDF*, 2 pages] en español [3 MB PDF*, 2 pages] and in Vietnamese [3 MB PDF*, 2 pages]
Outreach Wallet Card
Two-sided business card with message on one side and heat illness symptoms on the other. QR Code links to OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Website to access more materials.
Can be kept in wallet to use in event of an emergency and great to hand out at worksites.
Available in English [1 MB PDF*, 2 pages] and en español [1 MB PDF*, 2 pages]
Additional Resources for Workers and Employers
OSHA Quick Card: Protecting Workers from Heat Stress [3 MB PDF*, 2 pages]
OSHA Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat Fact Sheet [180 KB PDF*, 2 pages]
OSHA-NIOSH Heat Illness Info Sheet: Protecting Workers from Heat Illness [132 KB PDF*, 3 pages]
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page: Occupational Heat Exposure
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fast Facts: Protecting Yourself from Heat Stress [375 KB PDF, 2 pages] (2010, April)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic: Heat Stress
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Extreme Heat
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service Heat Index
Cal/OSHA Webpage: California Campaign to Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness***
Cal/OSHA, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Webpage: Heat Illness Prevention***
Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention eTool***
Oregon OSHA’s Quick Facts for Employees [165 KB PDF, 2 pages] (English and Spanish)
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Webpage: Outdoor Heat Exposure (OHE, Heat Stress)***
National Council on Prevention of Skin Cancer’s 'Don't Fry Day' Information
**These resources were adapted from California OSHA’s heat campaign materials.
***NOTE: California and Washington state have their own heat illness prevention standards; these materials reflect the requirements in those standards.
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