Protecting Your Employees: Heat Illness Awareness and Prevention

How are you protecting your employees from the high heat and humidity we face each summer?  If you have employees working outside, you know the importance of keeping them safe in extreme heat, but how are you formalizing that process and how are you leveraging that for reduced insurance costs?


The foundation of effective risk management begins with knowledge. It is crucial for you and your managers to have the necessary knowledge and training to:

  1. Identify when proactive heat management is required.
  2. Recognize potential issues with employees who may be experiencing heat-related problems.

Working in high temperatures can sometimes impair judgment, and employees may push through despite adverse conditions to avoid appearing unable to perform their duties. It is therefore essential for managers to be aware of their employees’ well-being and be vigilant in spotting early signs or risk factors for heat-related illnesses or injuries. Identifying these issues early on can prevent significant injuries, workers’ compensation claims, and ensure the continued productivity of job sites.

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Total Cost of Risk Approach for Heat Illness Prevention

If you’re reading this, you understand the need to protect your employees.  But how are you currently providing training for your employees and managers?

Are you running daily or weekly toolbox talks?  Are you running a full safety committee?  How formal is your program and how are you tracking it?

And if you’re doing any or even all of this – are you tracking how much it’s costing you?

Resources for Implementing Heat Awareness Training

At Stillwell Risk Partners, we provide a customizable heat illness guide and prevention program to help clients reduce costs. Our program includes policies for your safety manual or employee handbook, a checklist for preparedness, and hands-on training opportunities. Implementing heat awareness training is crucial to effectively manage risk, reduce insurance expenses, and prevent accidents and injuries caused by heat.

Heat Illness Awareness

Commitment to Safety Culture

In Southeastern Pennsylvania, a Heat Illness Awareness program is a vital part of a larger safety and risk management program.  Demonstrating a commitment to the health and safety of your employees reinforces a strong safety culture within your business. It also gives you a competitive advantage over those who do not prioritize these essential measures in several ways:

  • Lower insurance costs
  • A healthier and happier workforce
  • A more productive workplace
  • Improved reputation in the market as a whole, and for hiring the best people

In Summary

At Stillwell Risk Partners, our goal is to help you run your business better and more efficiently. We provide resources and support to empower you to take control of your risk management efforts. By prioritizing heat illness awareness, prevention, and training, you not only protect your employees but also reduce insurance costs and maintain a safe and productive work environment.

If you require any additional resources or information, please reach out to us. Together, let’s make safety a top priority and ensure the success of your business.

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