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Preventing Heat Stress in the Workplace with Tom Bernard

Episode #48 | Published June 21, 2021

Heat stress is no joke.  Exposure to excessive heat and working in hot environments can cause Heat Exhaustion, Heat Cramps, and even Heat Stroke. The stress that heat puts on the body can be deadly if not identified and addressed. 

On this episode, Thomas Bernard, PhD, CIH, CSP, and PE talks about heat stress, its effect on the body and how to prevent it.  Tom is a professor at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health and director of the Sunshine ERC a NIOSH Education and Research Center.  He has done extensive work studying the components of heat stress and has helped develop heat stress management programs for a variety of occupations.

Episode Resources:

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/default.html

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/heatapp.html

https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/osha3154.pdf

https://www.coeh.berkeley.edu/20ihw1013

https://health.usf.edu/publichealth/erc

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