OSHA Safety Courses for General Industry and Construction per 29 CFR 1910 & CFR 1926

Course Overview

Who Should take this course?

This Heat Illness Prevention for Employees course will focus on defining heat stress, recognizing heat stress, treating heat stress, and preventing heat stress.

Employers must train all employees, both supervisory and non-supervisory, on heat illness recognition and prevention, including the employer-specific policies and procedures. Training must be provided before the beginning of work that involves the risk of heat illness.

The training should be provided when an employee is hired and with refresher training as needed, typically each year. Training provided close to the hot season is more effective than training provided during colder seasons without follow-up refresher training.

Employers must ensure their work procedures are consistent with the information in the training provided to employees.

EMS Continuing Education

Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 1 Contact Hour of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).

Course Objectives

The objectives of this Heat Illness Prevention for Employees course are to teach employees how to recognize, prevent, and treat heat stress.

This training course is applicable to the following:

  • All outdoor places of employment;
  • Agriculture;
  • Construction;
  • Landscaping;
  • Oil and gas extraction; and
  • Transportation or delivery service.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain what heat stress is;
  • Describe environmental, job-specific, and personal factors that can lead to heat stress;
  • Identify different types of heat-related illnesses and their symptoms;
  • Describe treatments for heat-related illness;
  • Minimize the risk of heat illness;
  • Describe methods to prevent heat illness for indoor and outdoor environments;
  • Identify elements necessary for a Heat Illness Prevention Program; and

This training meets the training requirements for Fed-OSHA under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act of 1970, as well as State OSHA requirements such as California Title 8, CCR Section 3395(h).


This course consists of 3 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order, as listed below.

ModuleSectionSection Title
Module 1
1Course Overview
2Heat Illness and Injuries
3Heat Illness Prevention
Final Exam


This course has 1 final exam. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections.

The exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass each exam.

If a student does not pass an exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training

This training should be followed up with company specific training on the Employer’s Heat Illness Prevention Plan, including policies and procedures on preventing and responding to heat illnesses and injuries.

Finally, workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, students should receive site-specific training supplied by their employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Mobile Version

We're excited to announce that this course is available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet).

This course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.


  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics


  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size. The newer the device, the better the result. We are also aware that the course will not work on the first generation iPad, nor older Android Tablets.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.


Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

Q - How long do I have to start a course once enrolled?

Students have 12 months to start their training from the time they enroll in an online course.

Q - How long do I have to complete a course once started?

Take up to 12 months to complete your online training, at your own pace and schedule.

Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.

Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.

Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.