The E Light Electric online training program is a program designed to help educate our employees in business, project management, supervision, personnel management, Lean construction practices, LEED building practices, safety and the E Light Way. We will offer individual modules so that you can seek out education in topics that interest you. We will also be developing certification programs so that you can earn certificates in Lean Construction, Supervision, Customer Relations and more.
This module will introduce you to the hazards of high heat environments and working outdoors, how to mitigate these hazards and information that every supervisor needs to know if they are going to supervise employees working in high heat conditions.
Please click on the link below to be directed to the High Heat Conditions module. The module is in the form of a PowerPoint presentation. If you are unable to open the module please contact Scott Searles in IT or Ted Smith for instructions on how to access the module. Review the information contained in the module. When you have completed the module , close the presntation and return here to take the test.
Complete the twenty (20) question test below and submit your answers. Be sure to include your Name and e-mail address so that we can respond with your grade.
We will issue s certificate of completion and place a copy in your personnel file if you score 80% or greater on the test.
1. Your susceptibility to heat stress is also affected by the radiant heat in the work environment and solar fields have a higher radiant heat due to reflection of solar rays off the solar panels.
2. Health experts recommend consuming two cups of water every 15 minutes when working in hot conditions.
3. Workers suffering from heat exhaustion will feel dizzy, weak, or nauseated and their skin may be ___________________________.
4. Observed consumption of a bottle of water with electrolyte powder at the beginning of the day is required when working in temperatures which are forecast to be ____________________ degrees for the day.
5. Employees should be allowed to consume energy drinks when working outdoors as this will most likely keep their electrolytes in balance.
6. Drinking alcohol the night before work is ok as long as the employee stops drinking by 9 pm the previous night.
7.The average worker should be able to aclimate to working in a hot environment within 8 - 10 hours.
8. Untreated Bee stings are rearely fatal for an employee that has a bee sting alergy.
9. If a supervisor observes that an employee is dsiplaying the signs of heat stroke what is the first step that they should take?
10. Heat related injuries are something that has always been a condition in construction and any construction worker worth his salt should be able to work in high heat conditions without issue.
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11. Which of the following is not a symptom of Heat Exhaustion?.
12. Which of the following is the most critical indication that a person is suffering from Heat Stroke?
13.New workers that are not acclimated to working in high heat conditions must be assigned a "buddy" to work with them and this buddy shall demonstrate that they have completed this course. The worker shall only work under high heat conditons with this assigned "buddy" for a period of the first 14 days.
14. An employee is considered to be unacclimated unless they can affirm that he or she has been doing similar outdoor work for at least ______ of the past 30 days for ________ or more hours per day
15. Unacclimated workers shall be indicated clearly by wearing a __________ triangle hard hat sticker until the 14 day period has expired.
17. Shade is required to be present when the temperature exceeds 85 degrees Fahrenheit. When the outdoor temperature in the work area exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit, the employer shall have and maintain one or more areas with shade at all times while employees are present that are either open to the air or provided with ventilation or cooling. The amount of shade present shall be at least enough to accommodate ____% of the employees on the shift at any time, so that they can sit in a normal posture fully in the shade without having to be in physical contact with each other. The shaded area shall be located as close as practicable to the area where employees are working.
16. Ensuing that effective communication by voice, observation, or electronic means is maintained so that employees at the work sire can contact a supervisor when necessary is required anytime the temperature will be in excess of ________________ degrees.
18. Employees shall have access to potable drinking water. MIN STOCK SHALL BE _____ OUNCES PER MAN PER HOUR. Where drinking water is not plumbed or otherwise continuously supplied it shall be provided in sufficient quantity at the beginning of the work shift to provide one quart per employee per hour for drinking for the entire shift. Employers may begin the shift with smaller quantities of water if they have effective procedures for replenishment during the shift as needed to allow employees to drink one quart or more per hour. The frequent drinking of water shall be encouraged.
20. Sitting on the ground in the shaded rest area is considered to be OK.
19. OSHA requires the drinking water to be cool. A temperature is not defined but a good test is to sample random bottles periodically and if the water does not feel cool to drink it will most likely not be considered adequate by OSHA.
Avoiding Heat Related Injuries Module
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You must score an 80% or greater to receive a Certificate of Completion.
NOTE: You will need Powerpoint, Powerpoint Viewer or an alternative to use this module. If you do not have one of these programs contact Scott Searles, IT, for information on how to obtain a free viewer.
Please allow a few minutes for the presentation to download.
The form below is a template you can use to develop a written high heat conditions program which will be in compliance with OSHA requirements for situations where the termperature is expected to be 75 degrees or greater. You will need to modify the document to your job specifics.