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Heat Stress Prevention: How Hot is Too Hot?

Heat Stress Prevention: How Hot is Too Hot?

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Heat Stress Prevention: How Hot is Too Hot?

Live Webinar: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness, first aid and emergency responses necessary when heat illness occurs, and ways to prevent heat stress in employees with this insightful webinar.

When employees are required to work in hot temperatures for extended periods during the spring and summer months, serious heat-related illnesses can develop. If left unchecked, heat-related illness can even result in death. Not only can heat stress lead to serious illness and death, but it can also lead to lost productivity.

According to Statista, the share of working hours lost in the United States due to heat stress is expected to double between 1995 and 2030, from 0.11% to 0.21% of total working hours. The most affected economic sectors are agriculture and construction (carried out in shade), with an expected 1.18% of working hours lost due to heat stress in 2030 for both sectors.

Employers should ensure that workers are following proper protocols to stay safe in the heat and allow their bodies to acclimatize to their work environments as temperatures rise.

In this webinar, occupational health and safety professional Karen Hamel will explain how to recognize the signs of heat-related illness, the first aid and emergency responses necessary when heat illness occurs, and ways to prevent heat stress in employees.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of various heat-related illnesses and what actions need to be taken when heat illness occurs,
  • Evaluate the work environment to determine factors that may contribute to heat stress and how to control them,
  • Recognize how to use the heat index (HI) to determine when extra precautions are needed at worksites to protect workers from heat-related illnesses,
  • Identify the information that must be included in employee and supervisor training in order to effectively implement a heat stress prevention plan.

About Your Presenters

Karen D. HamelKaren D. Hamel CSP, CIT, WACH

Karen Hamel is a regulatory expert, trainer, and technical writer for HalenHardy. She has more than 27 years of experience helping EHS professionals meet regulatory requirements and industry standards and has had more than 300 articles published on a variety of EHS topics.

Hamel is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Trainer, and Hazmat Technician. She serves on the Blair County, PA LEPC.

CREDIT INFORMATION: This webinar qualifies for 0.15 Recertification Points for CSPs, CHSTs, OHSTs, 1 CMP credit for CHMMs, and eligible for CM credits for CIHs who attend. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) may also be available for environmental managers participating in this webinar (please note that webinar participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements to have their educational credits approved for credit).