Heat Illness Prevention and Response


Work in hot environments can result in heat illness, a group of medical conditions caused by the body’s inability to cope with heat. Heat illness includes heat cramps, heat exhaustion, fainting, and heat stroke. All university employees who work outdoors may be at risk for heat illness including, but not limited to, field researchers, grounds crews, maintenance workers, and special event staff.

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Publication date: 
April 23, 2015
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet