1 Hour Protection From Sun Exposure Site Safety Training Course

Why take the 1 Hour Protection From Sun Exposure course?

In this 1-Hour Protection From Sun Exposure (SST-B108) course, trainees will become generally familiar with the health effects of prolonged sun and heat exposure. The course introduces the trainee to effect of sun exposure, possible heat-related illnesses, and mitigation measures employers and workers can take to prevent serious consequences. The course also explains which factors could amplify the effect of the exposure to sun and/or heat, and explains how to calculate the heat index, a measure of how our bodies perceive the heat and humidity. This course is designed for Site Safety Training (SST) credit for NYC DOB Local Law 196 requirements.

This course counts towards the 62 Hour Supervisor SST card.

Training Requirements

  • 100% attendance of the online class is mandatory
  • Achieve a minimum of 70% in the written assessment at the end of the course
  • Completion of Evaluation Form at the end of the course

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the different types of Heat Related Illnesses (HRI)
  • Describe the appropriate first aid response for each HRI
  • Describe other methods that prevent or reduce symptoms of heat-related exposures
  • Explain how ultraviolet (UV) rays change the structure of skin cells and how increased and unprotected exposure can lead to skin cancer
  • Identify the personal and environmental factors that increase the risk for heat-related illnesses
  • Explain controls employers must have in place to protect workers from heat exposure under the law