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Educational Resources:
Fact Sheets / Posters / Training Material

To order any of the following documents, visit OSHA's Publications page. Clicking "order now" will place the item in a virtual cart on the right hand side of the screen. To order multiple copies, please call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

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Illustrated, Low-Literacy Fact Sheets

Construction and Agriculture: Available in English (PDF*) and en español (PDF*)**

Oil & Gas and Construction: Available in English (PDF*) and en español (PDF*)**

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Worksite Poster

Educational Poster to be used for training on heat illness symptoms and prevention.

Available in English (PDF*) and en español (PDF*)**

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Community Poster

Awareness poster with heat illness prevention messages and OSHA contact information.

Available in English (PDF*) and en español (PDF*)**

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OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Training Guide

Guide to carry out heat safety training, with lesson plans (tailgate or toolbox talks).

Available in English (PDF*) and en español (PDF*)

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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 (PDF*) and en español (PDF*)

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Heat Stress QuickCard™

Small, double-sided card to learn what precautions to take.

Available in English (PDF*), en español (PDF*) and in Vietnamese (PDF*)

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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 (PDF*) and en español (PDF*) and NEW em português (PDF*)

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OSHA's Heat Smartphone App

App calculates heat index for current location and provides guidance to prevent illness.

Additional Resources for Workers and Employers

OSHA Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat Fact Sheet (PDF*)

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Illness Info Sheet: Protecting Workers from Heat Illness (PDF*)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page: Occupational Heat Exposure

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fast Facts: Protecting Yourself From Heat Stress (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 (PDF) (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.

Highlights

Heat Safety Tool
Smartphone App

Heat Safety Tool - Smartphone App
Shows locations of outdoor worker, heat-related fatalities between 2008 and 2012.

Shows locations of outdoor worker, heat-related fatalities between 2008 and 2013.

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on the Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on the Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness

July 1, 2013 Teleconference with Meteorologists and Weather Forecasters About OSHA's Heat Awareness Campaign featuring Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels and Director of the National Weather Service, Dr. Louis Uccelini. [Recording] [Dr. Michaels Remarks]

NEW E-Newsletter: 2013 OSHA Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Workers. Also, available as a PDF.

A Heat Safety Fact Sheet

Also available en español (PDF*)**

How can OSHA help? Workers have a right to a safe workplace. If you think your job is unsafe or you have questions, contact OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). It's confidential. We can help. If you have been punished or discriminated against for using your rights, such as raising health and safety concerns or filing a complaint, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days. No form is required, but you must call or send a letter to OSHA within 30 days of the alleged discrimination. For other valuable worker protection information, such as Workers' Rights, Employer Responsibilities, and other services OSHA offers, visit OSHA's Workers' page.

OSHA also provides help to employers. OSHA's On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. For more information or for additional compliance assistance contact OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). It's confidential. We can help.


*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 639-2300 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 639-2300.

**eBooks - EPUB is the most common format for e-Books. If you use a Sony Reader, a Nook, or an iPad you can download the EPUB file format. If you use a Kindle, you can download the MOBI file format.

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