Licensed to chill: Heat stress overview & solutions
Original event date: May 17, 2012
A utility lineman is sent out to repair a power line brought down by a tropical storm. Working in oppressively hot and humid conditions, he wears protective gear that adds to his discomfort. He may have a small water bottle or, even more likely, no water at all. He will be working in the sun and heat for at least 4 hours without a break. This hypothetical worker faces an all too common high risk situation. And even though the worker might not die as a result of these conditions, the effects of heat stress cause immediate health and productivity problems. Join this heat stress webinar to learn about heat stress causes, symptoms and costs; all the latest in OSHA regulations; and critical PPE solutions.
In this webinar, leading experts in the hydration and PPE industries discussed:
- Causes, symptoms and costs of heat-related illness
- The evolving regulatory scene
- Helpful guides and solutions
Wolford received his MS in Exercise Physiology from Mississippi State University 1991. He joined Sqwincher in 2009 where he has spearheaded promotion in the sports and industrial athlete market.
Ensrud received her BA from North Dakota in 2004. She then went on to work as a product specialist at Coloplast and MAAX Bath. She joined Ergodyne in 2010 where she is currently product manager of the Elements pillar.
Kyle W. Morrison
Morrison, senior associate editor of Safety+Health, covers occupational safety and workplace safety regulation for the magazine. He moderated the session.