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W502 Thermal Environment


This course aims to provide the student with a sound understanding of the effects of the thermal environment on people, and the means of assessing and controlling the risks associated with thermal stress.


The lead facilitator is Dr. Thomas E. Bernard from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. Dr Bernard has extensive experience in implementing programs of heat stress management, and in developing and applying methods of heat stress evaluation and exposure assessment. He will be supported by Mr Andreas Wagner, a Certified Industrial Hygienist at Golder Associates Inc., brings with him 30 years of Occupational Hygiene consulting experience.


Topics covered include:

Thermal Spectrum, Principles of Heat and Cold Stress, Effects of Temperature Extremes, Thermal Comfort, Evaluation of Hot Environments, Control of Hot Environments, Thermal Surveys, Evaluation of Cold Environments, Control of Cold Environments, Approaches to Risk Assessment


Learning Outcomes:

On completing this course successfully the student will be able to:

• Identify sources of thermal stress within the working environment.

• Understand the nature of thermal strain on the body.

• Make an assessment of the thermal environment through appropriate measurement and other means.

• Evaluate the likely risk from exposure to thermal stress.

• Suggest appropriate control approaches for the thermal environment.

Training info

Status: This event is approved by OHTA for the international qualifications scheme
Approved by OHTA
Category: Thermal Environment
Level: Intermediate
Training provider: Golder Associates


Location Couva (Perseverance Village ROSE Environmental Training Center)
Starts 18 Nov 2019 00:00
Ends 22 Nov 2019 00:00
Course leader Dr. Thomas E. Bernard from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health
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