This topic covers safety issues related to working in hot or cold conditions, including heat stress, sun safety, hypothermia, and other temperature-related hazards.
OSHA does not have specific standards for heat and cold; however, these conditions are covered under the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. All employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace free from recognized serious hazards, including extreme heat and cold.
For related resources and training materials, refer to the following topics:
- PPE—General for information on personal protective equipment used to reduce employee exposure to hazardous conditions
- Agriculture for information on temperature-related hazards specific to agriculture