EH&S adds Heat Related Illnesses training course to catalog
Hot and humid weather conditions have arrived, so it is important to remind your staff and students about the risk factors associated with working in hot environments. In particular, how to recognize and treat the symptoms of heat related illnesses. It is important that precautions be taken when the heat index is greater than 85 degrees F (29 C) and the job is physically demanding.
Here are some ways to prevent heat related illnesses:
- Download the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App to know the heat index on the go.
- Prepare your employees and students for the hot conditions by discussing ways to prevent heat stress. For additional information go to the Heat Stress website.
To access the course, visit Learn@ISU, in the Environmental Health and Safety catalog, located Heat Related Illnesses and click on the launch link to get started.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
EH&S is an employing unit which reports to the Senior Vice President for Division of Operations and Finance at Iowa State University (ISU). EH&S aids the campus community in preventing illness and injury, protects the environment and connects the university to the message of safety and preparedness. EH&S delivers effective education, fosters beneficial partnerships, maintains technical expertise and provides exemplary service.