The two most effective tools for employee protection in any workplace are knowledge and awareness of hazards. Just as not being aware of the presence of a rattlesnake increases the likelihood of being bitten and killed, not being aware of workplace hazards associated with heat illness can also kill. As a result, Cal/OSHA has launched Heat Illness Prevention (Section 3395) that mandates training for employers and employees who are exposed to environmental risk factors or working conditions that can result in heat illness.
This 4-hour Heat Illness Prevention Workshop covers the requirements of Section 3395 with the goal of arming the participants with the skills to recognize risk factors and symptoms associated with heat illness. Although the focus of Section 3395 is for those who work outdoors, the workshop will address the hazards of indoor heat.
Participants must attend at least 90% of the course and pass a written exam to receive credit towards SCERC Workplace Safety and Health Professional Certificate.
This course is a Core Requirement for the SCERC Workplace Safety and Health Professional Certificate.
By the end of the session, participants should be able to:
- Define terms critical to the standard.
- Differentiate heat stress, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. and discuss the risk factors.
- Explain potable water requirements and the need for workers to hydrate.
- Recognize early heat illness symptoms in self and coworkers.
- Monitor environmental conditions and discuss shade requirements.
- Discuss the need for an acclimatization program for new workers.
- List and define high-heat prevention procedures.
- Develop a work/rest schedule to accommodate high-heat and humidity.
- Explain communication requirements.
Who Should Attend?
Health and Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Safety Engineers, Compliance Officers, Registered Environmental Health Specialists, Health and Safety Committee Members, Supervisors, Risk Managers, Loss Control Specialists, Agricultural Managers.
*Subject to modification
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Register by phone: 310 206-2304 | Register by fax: 310 794-9317
Mail in: 650 Charles E. Young Dr. South 61-279 Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Substitutions may be made without additional charge. Cancellations must be in writing. Refund schedule:
- Cancellation 15 or more business days before the class 80% of registration fee
- Cancellation 7-14 business days before the class 50%
- Cancellation less than 7 days before the class and “no shows” No refund
If course materials such as books have been sent to course participants in advance, the cost of that material will be subtracted from the refund.
UCLA reserves the right to postpone an offering 7 days prior to the course date should minimum enrollment requirements not be met. If a program is canceled, you will be notified and your registration fee will be refunded in full, less the cost of course materials sent in advance if they are not returned in the condition in which they were received. The liability of UCLA is limited to the course fee.