Course 602 - Heat and Cold Stress Safety

Safety guides and audits to make your job as a safety professional easier
Course 602 Certificate
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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: General Industry

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At times, employees are forced to work in extreme temperatures. Working in extreme hot and cold temperatures for a long period of time can cause severe health damage, such as heat exhaustion and hypothermia. This course offers information to employers and employees on measures they should take to prevent the illnesses and possible death caused by extreme temperatures.

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Key Topics

  • Heat-Related Illnesses
  • Preventing Heat Illnesses
  • Protective Clothing
  • Cold Stress Factors
  • Cold-Related Illnesses
  • Engineering Controls
  • Work Practice Measures

Target Audience

  • Employee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



At times, workers may be required to work in hot or cold environments for long periods of time. When the human body cannot maintain a normal temperature, temperature-related illnesses can occur and even result in death.

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy.

According to the Center for Disease Control, more people die from extreme heat exposure than from hurricanes, lightening, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined in the United States. During 1979 to 1999, more than eight thousand heat-related deaths occurred in the US.

This course offers information to employers and employees on measures they should take to prevent illness and death caused by extreme temperatures.


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Heat Stress and Safety
  2. Cold Stress and Safety

Course 602 Final Exam

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After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.

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This is an open book exam. Students are permitted to use a separate browser window to review course content while taking the exam. If you do not pass a final exam, you will see a "Retake Exam" button next to the course on your student dashboard.

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Course 602 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.