My second presentation at the Health and Wellbeing at Work event last Tuesday focused on managing heat stress in the workplace.
The risks from working in hot environments is often neglected, but there have been a number of fatalities, and some serious, but non-fatal incidents, in the UK recent years due to workers experiencing heat stress and strain.
My presentation covered
- how the body is affected by heat
- the factors that need to be considered when assessing the risk (and it’s not just the air temperature)
- a structured approach to assessing the risk
- an introduction to how the risks can be controlled.
I’ve uploaded my presentation to Slideshare, and here’s an embedded copy.