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:

June 29, 2021 Webinar: 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)
Play Recording             Download Presentation 


CPWR resources and solutions include:


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: