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Heat Stress Prevention: Critical, Compliant Steps To Keep Workers Safe In Hot Working Environments

Webinar: ID# 1023738
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Working outdoors, and even indoors, in hot temperatures can result in illness or even death. When workers succumb to heat stress, the risk of equipment operation related accidents, fall injuries and incidents due to distraction and inattention can also arise, thereby increasing your liability and costs.

OSHA, through its General Duty Clause and interpretation letters, as well as consensus standard recommendations from NIOSH and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), provides important guidance for employers on hot working environments. If followed correctly, these guidelines ensure that workers remain safe in hot working conditions and that your organization stays out of legal hot water.

Join us for an in-depth webinar on the relevant risk factors concerning heat stress. Our presenter Joe Keenan, Senior Safety Coordinator at C Spire, will reveal strategies to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for employees who must operate in hot confined spaces or out in the scorching sun.

You'll learn:
  • How OSHA regulations, interpretation letters, and its Technical Manual Section III, Chapter 4, "Heat Stress" apply to heat stress prevention
  • What various state agencies are doing currently to enforce regulations designed to prevent heat stress
  • The practical impact important consensus standards from ACGIH and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) have on developing heat stress and illness prevention programs
  • Tips for preparing a written procedure that complies with the applicable standards and provides a solid foundation for a workplace heat illness training program
  • Environmental risk factors for heat illness and decreased productivity
  • Proactive changes you can make right now conditions to minimize the risks of heat stress and boost productivity
  • How to evaluate which work environment controls can help heat-related illnesses and provide a safer, more productive work environment
  • Key elements of a comprehensive heat stress prevention program including discussions on:
  • Work/rest regimen
  • Acclimation strategies especially for new and older employees
  • Effective screening prior to job assignments
  • Clothing and personal protective equipment
  • Training employees and supervisors to identifying heat stress symptoms
  • Best practices for ventilation, hydrating, employee monitoring, and auxiliary body cooling methods
  • Essential training to provide to employees and managers on the warning signs of heat stress-and what they should do immediately when those signs appear
  • Examples of first aid that can save lives when faced with a heat illness or heat stress emergency
About Your Presenter:

Joe Keenan
Senior Safety Coordinator
C Spire

Joe Keenan, a Senior Safety Coordinator with C Spire, is a highly experienced Environmental Health and Safety and Human Resources (HR) Professional and Management Consultant with over 21 years of experience. Mr. Keenan received his Green Belt in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing in 2005, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management Concentration in 2007 and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 2011. He is presently serving as President of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and served on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) Region IV Board of Directors as a Director at Large from 2013-2015. He is an OSHA General Industry and Construction 10/30-Hour Authorized Outreach Trainer since 2002-(both renewed in 2016).
Heat Stress Prevention: Critical, Compliant Steps To Keep Workers Safe In Hot Working Environments
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