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Working in Hot Weather

Construction workers, who often work outdoors in direct sunlight or in hot, enclosed spaces, are at risk for heat-related illnesses and even death. The following resources contain information about heat hazards in construction.

Working in Hot WeatherDisponible en Español

This hazard alert provides important details on working in hot environments. Hazard Alerts offer workers key information about a hazard and how to protect themselves from it in a pocket card or PDF.

Hot WeatherDisponible en Español

A toolbox talk detailing need-to-know information on working in hot environments. Toolbox Talks use elements like case studies and discussion questions to educate workers on identifying and responding to hazards

Heat‐related deaths among construction workers in the United States

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Gavin H. West, Alfreda Holloway‐Beth, Xuanwen Wang, and Rosemary K. Sokas. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2019.

This study analyzed heat‐related deaths in the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries from 1992 to 2016 to examine this type of death in relation to time, region, and temperature and to explore a possible association with climate change.

Hazard-Specific Resources & Training Tools

CPWR’s commitment to reducing construction injuries, illnesses and fatalities includes offering extensive resources on a wide range of safety and health topics, including Toolbox Talks and Hazard Alert Cards.

Additional Resources for WAIT, WHAT? Webinar

Additional resources to accompany the webinar "Wait, What? Construction Safety Materials that Everyone Can Understand" on improving the readability of occupational safety and health materials.