Course 602 - Heat and Cold Stress Safety

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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

Congratulations on finishing the coursework! To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum score of 70%. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students. We do provide missed-question module section references for study should you wish to retake the exam.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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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.