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Heat and Cold Stress For Agriculture

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer One Type of Safety Training

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our heat and cold stress awareness training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local Section 5(a)(1) General Duty Clause

Training Scope:

  • Heat & Cold Illness
    • Heat Illness
    • Cold Illness
  • Prevention
    • Heat Illness Prevention
    • Hot Weather PPE
    • Cold Illness Prevention
    • Cold Weather PPE
  • First Aid
    • Heat Illness First Aid
    • Cold Illness First Aid

Course Goals:

  • Understand the importance heat and cold stress and how it affects you
  • Provide methods of protection to keep you safe from heat and cold stress

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1.5 – 2 hours.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Employers

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • Section 5(a)(1) General Duty Clause
  • 29 CFR 1910.132(d): PPE
  • 29 CFR 1915.152(b): Hazard assessment and equipment
  • 29 CFR 1917.95(a): Protective clothing
  • 29 CFR 1910.151: Medical and First Aid
  • CAL-OSHA Standards

    • 3395. – Heat Illness Prevention
    • 3395.(c) – Provision of Water
    • 3395.(d) – Access to Shade
    • 3395.(e) – High Heat Procedures
    • 3395.(f) – Emergency Response

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Safety Training?

    While OSHA doesn’t have a specific standards for heat and cold stress, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that "is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees."

    This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from the dangers associated with heat and cold stress. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and well-being of all.

    Stay Informed On All Things

    Did You Know?

    A person working in the heat needs almost a quart of water per hour to stay hydrated. (CDC)

    Hypothermia can occur even in cool temperatures if the victim is exposed to excessive rain or sweat. (CDC)

    Workers are at significant risk of dehydration in both cold and hot weather.

    There is risk of dehydration in both warm and cold weather.

    Alcohol and caffeine can negatively change how you react to both heat and cold.

    Hypothermia occurs most often during spring and fall.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does OSHA have a heat stress standard?

    OSHA does not have a specific standard for hazardous heat conditions, but they are in the process of rulemaking for heat injury and illness. Most heat stress related regulations fall under the General Duty Clause where employers are required to provide employees a safe working environment.

    What is cold stress?

    Cold stress on the body occurs when the skin temperature goes down which makes the internal body temperature also decline. If your core body temperature declines, it could lead to serious health problems and even death.

    What does OSHA recommend to prevent cold and heat related injuries?

    OSHA recommends that employees’ conditions are monitored throughout the day. Working in pairs and taking breaks from working in hot or cold environments can also help prevent hot and cold related injuries or illnesses.

    If I give my employees PPE that protects them from heat and cold hazards, do they still need training?

    Even though you’ve given your employees proper PPE, they still need to know how to use it properly. Part of employee training is making sure they can wear PPE effectively. You should always train your employees so they follow good work practices in addition to wearing the right PPE.

    Can heat and cold stresses affect me if I only work outside for a few days?

    Working in the heat or cold can affect you very quickly. In severely cold environments, for example, frostbite can occur in a matter of minutes. It is crucial that you protect yourself while working in these environments, no matter how long you will be working in them.

    Do I really need to worry about little things like sunburn?

    You should always be cautious when working in hot or cold environments. Even the little things can cause big problems. Short-term exposure to the sun can cause sunburn. However, this exposure over a long period of time can lead to issues such as skin cancer. You should prepare for any hazard when working in hot or cold places.

    At my worksite, there’s no way to avoid extreme heat or cold. What can I do?

    There are many worksites that work in hot or cold environments on a daily basis. If you work in such an environment, then proper preparation is essential. You should make sure you have everything you need to be safe on the job. Keep yourself safe during operations by understanding the effects of heat and cold on the body.

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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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