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Handling Heat Stress in the Workplace

This course has been designed to educate your workforce on the early recognition of work related Heat Stress.  Attendees will gain a deeper understanding regarding the key aspects leading to heat stress in the workplace, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat stress, and how to control heat stress in the workplace. This course will comply with the recommendations tabled by the MOL

Legal Requirements:
Employers have a duty under section 25(2)(h) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker. This includes developing hot environment policies and procedures to protect workers in hot environments due to hot processes or hot weather. For compliance purposes, the Ministry of Labour recommends the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for Heat Stress and Heat Strain published by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). These values are based on preventing unacclimatized workers' core temperatures from rising above 38°C.”


  • Legislation and standards – what are our legal obligations and duties
  • A bit about TLVs and the definition for heat stress
  • The human body and the physiology of heat generation
  • How does the human body transfer heat to the surrounding environment
  • The stages of heat stress and the signs and symptoms for each stage – what first aid measures should be taken?
  • The acute and chronic health affects associated with heat stress
  • How to accurately measure and predict heat stress within any work environment
  • How to control or minimize heat stress in the workplace
  • A review of some historical heat stress accidents within Canadian workplaces

Course Duration: 2-3 hours

Included: Facilitation of course, participant handouts, wall certificates

Training Dates:


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