Heat and Cold Exposure Management (HAZWOPER) (Update Available)
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This course is intended for personnel who may be exposed to temperature extremes at hazardous waste sites. Heat-related illness is a major hazard, especially for workers wearing personal protective clothing. Cold-related injuries can cause loss of limbs or even death. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to identify heat-related illnesses that can result from exposure to hot temperatures, specify first aid measures for heat-related illness, identify individual factors that affect the body's ability to withstand hot temperatures, specify steps to avoid or reduce heat-related illness, specify conditions and injuries that can result from exposure to cold temperatures, specify first aid measures for frostbite and hypothermia, identify individual factors that affect the body's ability to withstand cold temperatures, and recognize measures for preventing injuries related to cold temperature exposure. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.