Who Should Take This Course?

Our Heat Illness Prevention for Employees course helps workers learn about heat illness, including heat-related illness recognition, treatment and prevention.

OSHA requires employers to provide a workplace free from known safety hazards, which includes extreme heat. Heat illness prevention training should be included as part of a workplace Heat Illness Prevention Program and should be taken by employees before they begin to work in the heat. Refresher training should be provided as needed or annually before the seasonal temperatures rise.

We also offer a Heat Illness Prevention – Supervisors course which includes the training in this course, plus an extra module regarding Supervisor Responsibilities. For information on OSHA Safety training requirements or the Safety training courses we offer, visit our OSHA Safety Training page.

Course Outline

This course consists of the following 3 sections within our Online Training System (OTS).

Module 1
Section Title
1 Course Overview
2 Heat Illness and Injuries
Heat exposure on the job | What is Heat Stress? | Environmental, job-specific, and personal factors that can lead to heat stress | Types of heat-related illnesses | Symptoms | Treatments.
3 Heat Illness Prevention
Minimizing risks of heat illness | Methods to prevent heat illness | Indoors vs. outdoor environments | Elements of a Heat Illness Prevention Program. 
Course Exam

Course Exam

  • The final exam for this course consists of 10 questions, which are randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • A 70% or better score is needed in order to pass the final exam. If a student does not pass, they may re-review information in the sections as necessary, and retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.

Course Format

This course is taken entirely online and includes up-to-date, high quality training. The course is interactive training, combining audio and visual elements for maximum retention. For your convenience, the class is self-paced and available 24/7. We are so certain you will be satisfied with your experience, that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*.

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format.


This course was designed by Certified Outreach Trainers. The course meets training requirements under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970.


Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format.

Course Objectives

The objective of this heat injury prevention course is to ensure employees can recognize, prevent, and treat heat-related illnesses.

After completing this online training, the student should understand:

  • What is heat stress?
  • The varied factors that can contribute to heat stress
  • Types and symptoms of heat-related illnesses
  • Treatments for heat injuries
  • How to minimize the risks of heat illness
  • Indoor and outdoor heat illness prevention
  • Components of a Heat Illness Prevention Program

Additional Training

Please note that this course provides valuable heat illness prevention training which applies to a general population of employees. This course is not meant to replace company-specific heat training provided by your employer on procedures for your particular work environment. You must be trained by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace. For additional resources, see OSHA’s Heat Illness page.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

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