Heat Safety

Extreme heat is a dangerous phenomenon that Georgetown University may occasionally experience during the summer months. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is committed to educating employees about the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness to combat the harmful potential of extreme heat. This page provides resources for employees and students to review.

Key points to remember during excessive heat:

  • Hydrate before working outdoors (no caffeine or sodas).
  • Take frequent breaks.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses. 
  • Keep an eye on co-workers. 
  • If an emergency occurs, notify GUPD (202-687-4343) immediately for assistance. 

Heat Illness Workplace Prevention Poster / PrevenciĆ³n de Enfermedades por Calor

Georgetown Heat Stress Prevention Plan

Heat Stress Prevention Plan 2024

OSHA Factsheet: Safe Work in Heat

Work Safely In Heat (pdf)

NIOSH Heat Safety Tool (Phone App)