Var10 - Region 6

Learn More about Heat Stress

Working in the heat can be dangerous. Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress in employees.

Indoor operations, such as foundries, brick-firing and ceramic plants, glass products facilities, rubber products factories, electrical utilities (particularly boiler rooms), bakeries, confectioneries, commercial kitchens, laundries, food canneries, chemical plants, mining sites, smelters and steam tunnels are examples of industrial locations where problems can occur.

Outdoor operations conducted in hot weather, such as construction, refining, asbestos removal, hazardous waste site activities and emergency response operations, especially those that require workers to wear semi-permeable or impermeable protective clothing, are also likely to cause heat stress among exposed workers.

To protect these workers, employers must think about preventing injuries and providing workers with the right equipment for the job. A new video developed by the OSHA Region VI Training Institute Education Centers offers guidance on how to prevent injuries and fatalities from common hazards of working in the heat, and how they can be prevented.

The one-hour video focuses on the following topics:  

  • Heat Hazard Recognition
  • Planning and Supervision
  • Engineering Controls, Work Practices & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Training
  • Resources

*The video is free of charge and will be available for viewing beginning May 19th. Please register to receive a link to the video by completing the form on this page.

NOTE: Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions and a password to access the video upon its release.

If you do not receive the email or you have any additional questions, please contact us at 877-345-2515.


Register to Receive the Video Link