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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 Three Differnt Types of Safety Trainings

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.
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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.
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Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.
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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.
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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

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
  • 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.

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    Did You Know?

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

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

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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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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