Managing and Preventing Heat Stress in the Workplace

Publication Type: 
Conference Proceedings
Topic: 
General Safety
Sector: 
Language: 
English

Presented at the 2015 Mining Health and Safety Conference

Managing and Preventing Heat Stress in the Workplace
Kristina van Lankvelt
Med-I-Well Services

Abstract
This presentation will help participants understand the physiology of heat stress and understand the preventative measures which can be taken to best manage and prevent heat stress. Strategies will be provided on how to establish the best environment to prevent heat stress in the workplace, as well as tools for employees to optimally manage  heat stress. The importance of health enhancement education will be provided to improve employee resilience and the capability to deal with heat stress.