Excessive Heat and Your Business

Excessive Heat and Your Business

During the summer, workers will perform more job tasks outdoors. This exposure to high temperatures and humidity can lead to life-threatening heat related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Protect your employees by following these suggestions.

Excessive Heat Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Extreme Heat
Website with tips on heat prevention, affects on elderly and what you should know about heat.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Heat: A Major Killer
Website of information about heat wave warnings, hazards and preventive actions.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Ready.gov: Extreme Heat
Website with extreme heat terms, as well as how to prepare for extreme heat, what to do during and after.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Additional Web Resources

Business: General

Be Red Cross Ready: Heat Wave Safety Checklist
Factsheet containing checklists on how to prepare, react to and recover from excessive heat situations.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Saftey
Website with tips for the individual on how to prepare for heat as well as how to respond to different heat related illnesses such as heat stroke.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Heat (Heat Wave)
Document on extreme heat emergencies, how to prepare before they occur, and treat heat-related illnesses.
National Disaster Education Coalition
Heat Stress
Information on heat stress issues for employees working outdoors, includes types of heat stress and recommendations for employers and workers.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Heat Stress
Factsheet discusses symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion and the emergency procedures associated with these illnesses.
Ohio State University Extension
Protecting Yourself From Heat Stress
Information on heat stroke, heat stress, heat exhaustion, and protecting yourself from these illnesses.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Employees

Be Red Cross Ready: Heat Wave Safety Checklist
Factsheet containing checklists on how to prepare, react to and recover from excessive heat situations.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Saftey
Website with tips for the individual on how to prepare for heat as well as how to respond to different heat related illnesses such as heat stroke.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Heat (Heat Wave)
Document on extreme heat emergencies, how to prepare before they occur, and treat heat-related illnesses.
National Disaster Education Coalition
Heat Stress
Information on heat stress issues for employees working outdoors, includes types of heat stress and recommendations for employers and workers.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Heat Stress
Factsheet discusses symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion and the emergency procedures associated with these illnesses.
Ohio State University Extension
Protecting Yourself From Heat Stress
Information on heat stroke, heat stress, heat exhaustion, and protecting yourself from these illnesses.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Business: Property Resources

Heat (Heat Wave)
Document on extreme heat emergencies, how to prepare before they occur, and treat heat-related illnesses.
National Disaster Education Coalition