Heat Illness Prevention

If you are in high-heat environments, practice basic heat prevention by:

  • Drinking plenty of cool, fresh water throughout the day
  • Take cool-down rests for at least five minutes when you feel the need to do so
  • Seeking adequate shade when taking cool-down rests
  • Using a “buddy system”.  Work or participate with others, knowing where they are and having them know where you at all times


Additional High Heat Resources:

Edu Risk Solutions Reducing Heat Illness in College and High School Sports

National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses

State of California – Department of Industrial Relations Heat Safety Fact SheetHeat Illness Prevention, Heat Illness Pocket Guide

State of California Heat Illness Prevention Standard 8 CCR 3395

US Center for Disease Control (NIOSH) Heat Stress

US National Institute of Health (NIH) Heat-Related Illness in Sports and Exercise

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Extreme Heat