Heat stress and facemasks

Can wearing a facemask while working in hot weather cause me to overheat?

No. A face covering alone will not cause a person to overheat. Studies have shown that filtering facepiece respirators, such as an N95, do not cause additional physiological stress to most wearers and do not contribute to heat stress.

Supplemental Accident Prevention Plan Template


University units can use the Supplemental Accidental Prevention Plan (SAPP) Template (Word) to organize their worksite-specific health and safety information, and address employee protections from site-specific occupational hazards that extend beyond the core Accident Prevention Plan

The department must annually update their Supplemental Accident Prevention Plan and make it available to all existing and new employees.