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Working in Hot Weather

Construction workers, who often work outdoors in direct sunlight or in hot, enclosed spaces, are often at risk – but heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. In 2015, 440 construction workers suffered from heat illness and 17 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. See below to learn more about heat illness in construction, and ways to prevent it.


OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness and Occupational Heat Exposure web pages provide a host of resources for employers and workers, including:


The NIOSH Heat Stress page offers additional tools and publications addressing heat stress, including:


CPWR resources and solutions include: