Workplace Heat Illness Prevention. RIT-59 Revision A 08/28/2013. Outline. Outline Heat illness Risk factors How the body handles heat Types of heat illness Prevention of heat illness
RIT-59 Revision A 08/28/2013
Prior to work in warm weather, supervisors and employees shall be trained on the following:
The department’s heat illness prevention procedures
Environmental and personal risk factors for heat illness
The importance of consuming water throughout the work shift
The importance of acclimatization
Common signs/symptoms of heat illness
The importance of reporting sign/symptoms of heat illness to the supervisor
Emergency response procedures
* Recommend checking w/ personal physician about heat illness risk
Treat as a medical emergency!
It can be life threatening.
For any of the previously mentioned symptoms:
* Note: high humidity drives up the heat load