It is the Safety Program Director’s responsibility to determine what specific strategies should be implemented to prevent the onset of heat related illness in all production personnel. The Production should also provide a sufficient supply of water and shade equipment to meet the needs of all crew at all locations. Employees should be provided with adequate training to prevent heat illness, recognize the signs and symptoms of heat illness if it occurs, and how to seek appropriate medical treatment as required. Heat illness prevention training should be required for all employees working outdoors.
Supervisory / Management
Department heads, supervisors, and foremen of each department are responsible for ensuring that all personnel under their supervision are knowledgeable of the heat illness prevention guidelines and requirements. Supervisors are also responsible for ensuring that employees comply with all facets of the program, and that persons have adequate resources to prevent heat illness at all times.
It is the responsibility of the employee to have an awareness of heat illness prevention guidelines and requirements. Employees are also responsible for monitoring signs and symptoms of heat illness, and to request appropriate rest breaks and medical attention as needed.