Heat Stress Training for Construction Workers
Your construction workers need training on heat stress, and this complete kit covers your needs. Construction workers operate in all types of weather, but heat is one where precautions are needed. This Construction Worker Heat Stress training will teach your crew the ins and outs of heat-related illnesses and will help keep them from getting sick.
This Construction Worker Heat Stress Training Covers:
- What is heat stress, and why is it important to learn how to prevent heat-related illnesses?
- An overview of how the body works when exposed to high heat conditions
- How much can a construction worker sweat while performing their job duties on a hot day? (Up to 1 quart of water and electrolytes per hour) This is the reason why construction workers need to stay hydrated throughout their workday.
- How much liquid should a construction worker drink during a typical workday when exposed to high heat, sun, or humidity? (A worker should consume 5 to 7 ounces of water or Gatorade-style liquids every 20 minutes or so). Importantly, caffeine should also be avoided since it makes the body lose water faster.
- Does food play a role in helping our bodies fight heat stress? (Yes, lighter meals allow the body to circulate more blood, and the body’s internal “Air conditioning system” works much better than when faced with a heavy meal)
- What are some examples of heat-related illnesses that construction workers might face while they work? (Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, or heat cramps just to name a few)
- What is heat syncope, and what are the signs it is affecting our bodies? (This is the lack of blood flowing to parts of our body, and it might cause dizziness, a rapid heartbeat, and ultimately lead to fainting)
Construction Heat Stress Training Additional Topics Covered:
- What are the symptoms of heat cramps, and how can they be avoided? (Heat cramps are due to not drinking enough liquids, and symptoms include involuntary jerking of muscles as well as cramping)
- What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion? (Weakness, dizziness, excessive sweating, and a feeling of confusion are all signs of heat exhaustion)
- What are the signs and symptoms of heat stroke? (Heat stroke occurs when your body’s systems start to shut down, including your ability to sweat. Symptoms include rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, headache, and skin that is very flushed or red)
- What are the dangers to construction workers if they have heat stroke? (Damage to the body’s internal organs can occur if the heat stroke is not controlled immediately)
- What should construction workers do if they have a co-worker who is affected by heat stroke? (Have the construction worker lie down and rest, provide them with plenty of water or electrolyte replacement (Gatorade or the like), get them out of the sun or heat if at all possible, wet down their clothing, etc.)
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Give your construction workers the training they need to help prevent heat-related illnesses on the job. This Construction Worker Heat Stress Training kit will help educate your staff on how to prevent the effects of heat, how to prevent heat stress, and ultimately how to help a co-worker who has heat-related sickness. Available as an English or Spanish-speaking DVD or on a USB stick.
Heat Stress Training for Construction Workers – Full Length Preview:
All of our training videos include the following additional resources:
1) A Leader’s Guide
The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.
2) An Employee Quiz
Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched. This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.
3) Answer Key to the Quiz
Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.
4) An Attendance Sheet
Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.
5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”
Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session. Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.
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