On July 5, 2008 a new Outdoor Heat Exposure rule issued by Washington State Department
of Labor and Industries (L&I) (WAC 296-62-095) became effective. In order to help supervisors meet
the training requirements a Heat Exposure PowerPoint®
presentation has been developed by EH&S. Supervisors are encouraged to modify the presentation as needed to fit
their work group, or they can use it as is. The presentation contains more detailed
information in the "Notes" view of PowerPoint. Slides with the notation "Required"
should all be used in order to meet minimum requirements. Slides marked "Optional"
contain valuable information, but may be presented verbally without the slide being
More information about protecting employees from heat can be found in the the EH&S Focus Sheets
Heat Stress for employees and Heat Stress
If a supervisor or employee has a question that cannot be answered by the
presentation, they should contact the Occupational Health and Safety Office at
The pdf document containing the rule language is available here
Detailed information can be found on the L&I web site