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Heat/cold stress

When the weather’s too hot or cold, workers can suffer. Browse these resources to find information on how to prevent temperature-related injuries and illnesses.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website [Heat stress] [Cold stress] for information on how to recognize and respond to heat and cold stress. Start here: 

Workers in the heat and humidity

Protect your workers from heat and humidity (OSHA) 
Explains how to use the heat index to determine when extra precautions are needed  [Español]

Protect your workers from heat stress (infographic) (CDC) 
A quick visual guide to help you prepare for working in hot weather

Protecting Workers from Heat Illness (OSHA/NIOSH)
This Fact Sheet outlines measures employers should take to prevent heat-related illnesses and death.

Protecting yourself from Cold Stress (OSHA/NIOSH)
Fast facts sheet outlining the dangers for workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments.

Video library

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  • Heat stress: staying healthy, working safely | OCCUPAT-10
    15 minutes | This program explains how to protect your body in high temperatures an … Read more
  • Winter safety | GENSAFE-23
    15 minutes | Employers have discovered that their employees miss more time from wor … Read more
  • Heat stress awareness and prevention | OCCUPAT-6 (English) OCCUPAT-7 (espanol)
    17 minutes | During summertime, the risk of heat illness or dying of overexposure f … Read more