Heat Illness Prevention

Worker Information

Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. Workers should know their rights and what they can do to prevent heat illness.

 

Understand Your Rights

Federal law entitles you to a safe workplace. Your employer must keep your workplace free of known health and safety hazards. This includes heat exposure.

OSHA Worker Rights and Protections

 

Learn Prevention Tips

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

Heat Personal Risk Factors

Engineering Controls, Work Practices and PPE

 

Know First Aid for Heat Illness

Employers and workers should become familiar with the symptoms of heat illness. When any of these symptoms are present, promptly provide first aid.

Heat Related Illness and First Aid

Heat Illness Medical Emergency infographic in English Heat exposure can be dangerous. Signs of a medical emergency: Abnormal thinking or behavior, Slurred speech, Seizures, Loss of consciousness. Take these actions: 1. Call 911 immediately. 2. Cool the worker right away with water or ice. 3. Stay with the worker until help arrives.

Heat Illness Medical Emergency Infographic (ZIP)Español (ZIP)