Outdoor Heat Safety Training Online

20 minutes
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Self-paced online

Intended audience

This course is required for University personnel who are assigned outdoor work activities as well as supervisors of employees assigned outdoor work activities. Retraining is required annually.


This course covers the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, risk factors for heat-related illness, and how to protect yourself when working outdoors.

Personnel are required to complete this training initially and annually during compensated work hours. EH&S is available to answer questions about this training Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling (206) 543-7388.

In addition to this training, supervisors must complete an Outdoor Heat Safety Plan and share it with personnel before outdoor work activities begin. Requirements for specific action level temperatures are listed on the Outdoor Heat Exposure webpage.

Regulations and resources

WAC 296-62-095

UW Outdoor Heat Exposure

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at dso@uw.edu.
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at ehstrain@uw.edu and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.

For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at ehstrain@uw.edu


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201