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Heat Stress

All standards are on the OSHA website unless otherwise noted.
Heat stress hazards are cited using N.C. General Statute 95-129(1) commonly referred to as the “General Duty Clause.”

Operating Documents
Enforcement Guidance for Conducting Heat-Related Illness Inspections, Operational Procedure Notice 141, NCDOL
OSHA Technical Manual, OSHA website. This guidance document can be used to support “general duty clause” citations.

Hazard Alert: Heat Stress and Working in Hot Conditions, NCDOL
OSH Investigates: Heat Stress Event, NCDOL
Heat Stress Fact Sheet, NCDOL
Heat Stress Quick Card, NCDOL
Heat Stress Quick Card (Spanish), NCDOL
Heat Stress Wallet Card, NCDOL
OSHA Heat Stress Publications, OSHA website

Training Resources
Heat Stress Training Presentation, NCDOL
OSH Training Calendar, NCDOL
Heat Stress Videos, NCDOL Library (See “Heat/Cold Stress” heading under video and DVD database.)
Training and Outreach Services, NCDOL

Other Agency Resources
Heat Stress Subject Index, OSHA website
Heat Safety Tool (smart phone app), OSHA website
Heat Stress Subject Index, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health website.

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