New Employee Onboarding

If applicable,  new employees should complete a physical examination prior to heat exposure to identify pre-existing medical conditions that are associated with heat intolerance. Physical exams must be conducted in compliance with HIPAA and federal regulations regarding employee protection.

    ‌During Onboarding, employers should inform employees of the following:

    • Risk factors associated with heat-related illness
    • Signs and symptoms of heat-related illness
    • Strategies to mitigate heat-related illness (heat acclimatization, hydration, body cooling,etc)
    • Locations of hydration and rest stations
    • Details of the heat safety plan 
    • The appropriate chain of communication that must occur during an emergency