June 2021 Virtual Safety Forum

Heat Illness Safety Preparation  


Planning is the key to reducing the risk of “Heat-Related Illness”.


June 8, 2021

8:15 – 10:00 am


Using the Cal/OSHA standard as a template, this presentation will focus on the three major areas required to develop a “Heat Illness Prevention” program. 

  1. Hazard risk evaluation and writing a “Heat Illness Prevention” Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). 
  2. Hazard minimization by providing water, acclimatization, shade, and other engineered solutions.
  3. Conducting training to prevent and respond to Heat Stress or Heat Stroke hazards. 



Steve Hanson of Western Safety Associates

After graduating high school, Steve ventured out on his own to join the US Coast Guard. Trained as a Paramedic and Corpsman at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.  He was recognized for his proven emergency lifesaving skills. Coast Guard duties also required Steve to supervise shipboard safety. In 1984 Steve joined Western Safety Associates to form a new partnership that has lasted 30 years.  Since his time there, Western Safety Associates has evolved from its origins as a sales and marketing company to become a full-line consulting firm.

While maintaining business at WSA, Steve formally developed his specialization by completing a three-year CPMR (Certified Public Manufacturers Representative) course at Arizona State University in 1998. Manufacturing and safety issues have often brought up new opportunities over the years.  Steve found demand among consult construction, municipal, and manufacturing clients. He specializes in occupational safety, environmental compliance, and regulatory consultation.



  •  June 8, 2021
     8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  •  June 8, 2021
     8:15 AM - 10:00 AM