Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing a workplace that "is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees" (Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act of 1970 = “General Duty Clause”). This includes protecting workers from extreme heat and cold. An employer with workers exposed to extreme temperatures should be prepared with both a heat and cold illness and injury prevention program. Pursuant to the abovementioned rule, safety professionals should be prepared to include training and treatment of incidents related to extreme weather conditions in emergency planning. The following training will discuss types and severity, risk factors symptoms, and treatments of heat / cold-related illness and injury.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Identify the types and symptoms of heat-related illness
- Identify the types and symptoms of cold-related illness
- Distinguish the causes and contributing factors of heat-related illness
- Distinguish the causes and contributing factors of cold-related illness
- Choose the treatment for each type of illness
- Explain the importance of hydration, breaks, and acclimatization
Kathryn Forester, CSP, ASP, CHST, COSS
Ms. Forester has more than 30 years of construction experience including general contracting, construction management, hazardous materials and demolition. 15 of those years have been in construction and manufacturing safety. She is currently the Regional Safety Manager in Texas and Oklahoma for the largest US insulation contractor.
This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Eligible for BGC CM hours, BCSP COC points, IHMM CMP credit, and more.
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To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:
- Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
- Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
- Complete the webinar evaluation.
No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.
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