Heat Stress Evaluation and Control

High heat levels in the workplace can be a serious health hazard for workers. Recognizing heat hazards in the workplace and accurately assessing their magnitude is essential, particularly with an aging workforce or where workers may have preexisting health problems that make them particularly susceptible to heat related health disorders.

As part of our ongoing commitment to professional occupational health education and training, ALARA is offering this one-day course in the theory and practice of evaluating heat stress hazards. This course will provide participants with the background knowledge and practical skills required to evaluate heat hazards in their workplaces. Participants will gain experience with current monitoring equipment for both environmental heat stress measurements and personal exposure monitoring for heat strain. The course was designed for professional occupational hygienists wishing to refresh and update their knowledge of heat stress as well as hygienists who have no previous experience in evaluating heat stress problems.