Phoenix, AZ, August 31, 2015 --(PR.com
, the industry-leading workplace health and safety training company, announces the release of its newest, OSHA-approved online heat stress course. The course teaches the signs and symptoms of heat stress, occupations in which workers are at higher risk of heat stress, and how workers and employers can work together to reduce the likelihood of heat stress in the workplace.
People who take this course will learn about occupations that are at a higher risk of heat stress, why heat is a hazard to workers, how to tell if it is too hot, and strategies for preventing heat-related illness.
Doing strenuous work outdoors in the heat without taking the necessary precautions can have devastating consequences. Between 2008 and 2014, OSHA reported more than 100 fatalities attributable to heat exposure. Thousands more individuals each year are injured or become sick.
Heatstroke is the most severe illness caused by working in the heat. It can cause loss of consciousness, seizures and even death. Heat exhaustion is almost as dangerous as heatstroke. Symptoms range from dizziness and thirst to weakness, headache, dizziness and fainting. More common and less deadly than either heat stroke or exhaustion are cramp, fatigue and rash.
According to Tom Wilkerson, founder of CertifyMe:
“We are very excited about this new heat stress course
. Summertime is when most cases of heat stress occur in people who work outdoors. People get absorbed in their work and often do not realize they are getting sick until the symptoms creep up on them. Our course aims to teach people how to recognize the symptoms and signs in themselves and the people working around them.
“All of the conditions associated with heat stress are preventable. Just three little words, water, rest and shade, can make the difference between life and death.
“OSHA’s heat fatalities map shows the geographical distribution of heat stress deaths. These are concentrated in the eastern half of the country and in California. It would sure be interesting to know what employers in the flyover states are doing to protect their workers!”
Our heat stress course is relevant all year round, not just in the summertime. People who work in factories, bakeries and boiler rooms are equally at risk. Others include those who are over the age of 65, people who are obese, who have high blood pressure or heart disease, or who are taking certain medications are all potentially vulnerable to illnesses associated with heat stress.
Be a responsible employer and possibly save lives by getting your staff OSHA Heat Stress trained with CertifyMe.Net.
CertifyMe provides web-based, OSHA-approved training for individuals and companies alike. The company’s popular, revolutionary instruction methods have redefined how forklift drivers, supervisors, managers, HR representatives and other workplace safety-conscious personnel handle compliance issues. With affordable rates, a flexible training structure and immediate credentials, CM is the preferred training partner for companies in many business sectors, including technology, transportation, energy, manufacturing, distribution and more. To learn more about their training courses, please visit their website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 699-4800.