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Using Physiological Monitoring to Evaluate Worker Heat Stress Following the ACGIH TLV Guidance (AIHce EXP 2019 OnDemand)

Course Description:
Review of the OSHA, NIOSH,and ACGIH recommendations for heat stress management. This session will include the following topic: 1) Inputs for calculating the TLV and Action level for a given set of conditions (effective WBGT, clothing adjustment factor and metabolic level of activity); 2) Software (freeware) for calculating WBGT from meteorological data and for predicting the expected thermal stress for given conditions; 3) Physiological monitoring (PM) using a bluetooth chest mounted device and infrared tympanic thermometer; 4) Interpretation of results of physiological monitoring; and 5). FAQs on implementing a site PM program.

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Michael Schmoldt, Argonne National Laboratory
Edward Sinclair, Washington River Protection Solutions.