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Learn how to develop effective controls to mitigate heat stress conditions and related illnesses among workers.

This webinar addresses the six critical factors associated with heat stress and how they can be used collectively to assess heat stress including temperature, humidity, air velocity, radiant heat, clothing, and metabolic heat.

We will also introduce protective measures, such as physiological monitoring, as a means of protecting unacclimated and/or susceptible individuals.

Practicing industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety professionals responsible for protecting the health of workers will benefit from attending this webinar, especially those who work outdoors, work in hot environments, perform physically demanding work, or use protective clothing that could pose an additional heat stress hazard.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Identify critical factors that can contribute to worker heat stress
  • Discuss and identify additional factors that may make some more susceptible to heat stress
  • Analyze heat stress conditions and determine when workers are at risk
  • Develop effective controls and preventative measures to mitigate heat stress conditions and heat-related illnesses among workers

Presenter:

Robert N. Phalen, PhD, CIH, FAIHA is an Associate Professor and Program Chair of Occupational Safety and Health at University of Houston Clear Lake.

Dr. Phalen received his doctoral degree in Environmental Health Sciences from University of California, Los Angeles, with specialization in Industrial Hygiene. His primary areas of research include industrial hygiene, chemical protective clothing and equipment, ergonomics, exposure assessment and air quality.

Prior to entering academia, he worked as an industrial hygienist, manager of loss prevention and control and as an ergonomics specialist. He has over twenty years of experience in industry and academia. The webinar is associated with a recent OSHA grant on heat-illness prevention, conducted in 2018-2019.



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