Heat Illness Prevention

More Resources on Heat

There are a range of heat illnesses that can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. Find additional resources to prevent heat illness.


Heat-related illnesses can be prevented. Prevention requires employers and workers to recognize heat hazards.

  • When heat hazards are present, plan ahead to protect workers.
  • Employers and workers should become familiar with the symptoms of heat illness.
  • OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App for iPhone and Android.
  • OSHA's Guidance on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings While Working Outdoors or Indoors in Hot and Humid Conditions (September 2020).
Shipyard Employment - protecting workers from heat illness in confined spaces

Maritime - Protecting Workers from Heat Illness in Confined Spaces (PDF) Español (PDF) Portuguese (PDF) Vietnamese (PDF)

Prevent Heat Illness at Work - Mines can be hot work sites.

Mining: Prevent Heat Illness at Work Poster (PDF) Español (PDF)

Underground and surface mines can be hot work sites

Heat Safety for Mines Infographic (ZIP) Español (ZIP)