Avoiding Disaster: Growing Concerns and NIOSH Recommendations for Occupational Heat Stress
In the last 100 years, the global mean air temperature has increased, creating major concern about heat stress particularly among workers. Many workers spend their entire work shift in a variety of indoor and outdoor hot environments that may become hotter because of ambient rising temperatures, increases in extreme heat events, or shifting and expanding hot seasons. For many workplaces, controlling for these heat exposures can be challenging. However, exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses (e.g., heat stroke, heat exhaustion), and heat can also increase workers’ risk of injuries (e.g., burns, dizziness resulting in falls and traumatic injuries).
During this webinar the following information will be provided:
- Background for understanding occupational heat stress and physiology
- Risk factors for heat-related illnesses
- Heat-related illnesses and first aid
- NIOSH recommendations
- Recent NIOSH activities on heat
- Educational resources and tools
Dr. Brenda Jacklitsch is a research health scientist and serves as Coordinator for the NIOSH Small Business Assistance Program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She also leads the NIOSH Climate and Work Workgroup. Dr. Jacklitsch is a heat stress subject matter expert and was the lead project officer for the NIOSH Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments, and is currently interested in designing and evaluating educational products targeting employers and workers that may have limited resources and access to professional OSH assistance. She has a PhD in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati, and an MS in Epidemiology and a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University.
Avetta connects global organizations with more than 100,000 qualified suppliers, contractors, and vendors across 100+ countries. We support the continued growth of supply chains through trusted contractor prequalification, safety audits, monitoring, and more. With real results in reducing TRIR, our highly configurable solutions elevate safety and sustainability in every workplace. https://www.avetta.com
Tornados, wildfires, and hurricanes are common during the summertime. That is why Honeywell is committed to the safety of first responders who help people during and after natural disasters. Our personal protective equipment (PPE) helps keep cleanup workers safe from several health and safety hazards involved in natural disaster cleanup. Learn more at https://sps.honeywell.com
Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile devices, software, cloud technology and automation solutions, the broadest range of personal protective equipment and gas detection technology, and custom-engineered sensors, switches, and controls. https://sps.honeywell.com
Skillsoft's compliance solutions provide environmental, health, and safety (EHS) and legal and ethics training tailored to meet your organization's unique, industry-specific requirements. Our advanced learning management system, Skillsoft Percipio Compliance, delivers an engaging user experience and robust functionality, including advanced customization to meet both federal and state training requirements. With over 500 risk topics in 30+ languages, Skillsoft offers one of the largest selections of compliance topics and training to ensure organizations can effectively meet regulatory obligations, safeguard employees, and encourage a culture of compliance. www.skillsoft.com/compliance
Around the globe, TSI® provides a comprehensive range of solutions with unparalleled reliability and accuracy necessary to accomplish your goals. From workflow management, software services and measurement instrumentation, our complete suite of solutions are tailored to help you make informed, data-driven decisions to get your job done. Connect with us TSI.com/heat-stress
Big Ass Fans is the global leader in delivering comfort solutions in complex environments with a focus on creating safer, healthier, more productive spaces. Receive a custom facility recommendation based on a complementary airflow and air quality analysis when you give us a call at 1-877-BIG-FANS or visit bigassfans.com to get started!
Sqwincher electrolyte beverages supply the body with the electrolytes needed to stay hydrated, fueled and focused. Sqwincher has provided over 45 years of Professional Grade Hydration for industry - increasing efficiency and minimizing dehydration dangers for workers. Sqwincher is available in Regular, Sugar Free and Reduced Sugar solutions packaged in bulk, single serve, ready to drink, and freeze pops. www.sqwincher.com
Duration: 1 Hour