Heat Illness Prevention
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.
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 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)