Handouts, Planning Tools & Training Programs

Working in Hot Weather

Construction workers, who often work outdoors in direct sunlight or in hot, enclosed spaces, are often at risk for heat-related illnesses and, in severe cases, death. Rising global temperatures in recent decades increase that risk. However, these illnesses and deaths are preventable. The following resources contain information about heat hazards in construction, and ways to prevent related illnesses, including a new webinar from CPWR:


CPWR resources and solutions include:



  • OSHA-NIOSH-CPWR seminario web: Enfermedades y muertes relacionadas con el calor en la construcción
    Jose H. Herrera, Especialista en la Seguridad y Salud Laboral, Dirección de Construcción de OSHA
    Elizabeth Garza, MPH, CPH, CDR, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps / Analista de Salud Pública, Oficina de Seguridad y Salud de la Construcción de NIOSH
    Pablo Palmandez, Investigador para PNASH
    Michael Aguilar, Research to Practice (r2p) Program Assistant/ Asistente de programa, CPWR – El Centro de Investigacion y Capacitacion de la Construccion
    16 de junio de 2022
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  • Heat related Illness & Death in Construction
    Moderator: Rick Rinehart, ScD, Deputy Director, CPWR
    Presented by: Gavin West, MPH, Director, Nanomaterials Research
    Chris Le, MPH, Program Manager, Construction Solutions Database
    Rosa Greenberg, MPH, Research Assistant, Research to Practice (r2p)
    June 30, 2021
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  • An Overview of Health Hazards Associated with the Aftermath of Hurricanes
    Presented by: Mike Kassman, Director, OSHA and Disaster Response Training, CPWR
    Thursday, September 27th, 2019
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  • Cooling Clothing & PPE to Prevent Heat-related Injuries
    Presented by: Babak Memarian, Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research & Chris Le, Program Manager, Safety and Health Research
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
    Play Recording




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: