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Heat Illness Prevention online course

This online course is designed to satisfy 5 of the 7 training requirements found in Oregon OSHA’s rules to address heat illness prevention (OAR 437-002-0156 and OAR 437-004-1151). The course will discuss several topics including some heat-related illnesses with their common signs, symptoms, and recommended first aid responses. Multiple types of risk factors are covered, as well as how the heat index is measured. This course also goes into detail about what control measures the rules require employers to provide at certain heat index temperatures, such as access to shade, drinking water, and more. Finally, the course concludes with a quiz, certificate of completion, and additional resources to further your understanding of the requirements to prevent heat illness.

Also available in Español

Take the course

Completing this course will satisfy the following employee training requirements:

  • 9(a): Environmental and personal risk factors
  • 9(c): Water consumption
  • 9(e): Types of heat illnesses, signs and symptoms, and first aid responses
  • 9(f): Reporting signs and symptoms of heat illness
  • 9(g): Non-occupational risk factors


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Resources

Heat stress topic page

Heat illness prevention rules

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Heat Illness Prevention Rules Key Requirements

Heat Stress Information (CDC | NIOSH)

Heat Safety Tool (Federal OSHA and NIOSH)

Heat Stress (SAIF)


For Instructors

PowerPoint for instructors


Continuing Education

This course has been approved for CEUs.
Get details here.


​​​​​​​​​​​For questions or help

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503-947-7443

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