HEAT STRESS

THERE IS NO WORKPLACE EXPOSURE STANDARD OR LIMIT FOR HEAT STRESS.

Setting of a safe/unsafe limit simply based on ambient air temperature is not appropriate due to the many variables (i.e. task, environment and individual) associated with the onset of heat strain. as guides.

Identification and assessment

Identifying and managing heat stress is not just about the air temperature. Assessing risks of heat related illness requires accurate identification and assessment of:

  • workplace conditions

  • job requirements

  • individual worker attributes.

 

Conduct a walk through survey of the workplace, and ask your workers about their heat stress issues. Consider the work location’s previous history of heat stress issues, including what time of day or year and under what circumstances they occurred.

Some standard questions in any heat investigation include:

  • What are the potential sources of heat?

  • What heat stress problems have been experienced?

  • What type of action has the worker taken to minimise his or her exposure to thermal energy?

  • Is there a thermal stress management program in place?

  • Does it include awareness training and information on heat stress?

  • What type of remedial action has been taken to reduce the site’s thermal loading to workers?

  • What comments or concerns have been raised by workers?

QuestTemp Heat Stress Monitors

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