Heat Stress at Work – causes and controls (that work)
Of all workplace hazards, few match heat stress for the diverse range of opinions regarding causes and controls. The variety of approaches is not surprising given the combination of pseudoscience used in marketing, individual responses to heat exposure and until recently, the lack of evidence from the field. This session addresses this lack of evidence by detailing how and why workers endure heat stress, the implications for their health, safety and productivity, and what needs to be done to mitigate such outcomes, all based on the evidence. If you value answers over innuendo and practices over theory, this session is for you.