The integration of wearable physiological monitoring devices into heat stress management plans has emerged as an innovative solution to evaluate heat strain. Evaluating heat strain of individual workers can provide real-time, continuous data to allow health and safety decisions to be made based on workers’ physiological responses in conjunction with other heat stress mitigation strategies.
This webinar will introduce attendees to the AIHA White paper on Physiological Monitoring to Assess Heat Strain. The webinar will provide an overview of the benefits and limitations of physiological monitoring, metric and device selection considerations, and data integration and interpretation.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the physiological effects of working in the heat.
- Outline the benefits and limitations of using physiological monitoring to assess heat strain.
- Identify metrics (variables) to consider when evaluating heat strain, safety outcomes, and behavioral changes.
- Outline the roles and responsibilities of an assessment team to effectively develop, implement, and adjust a physiological monitoring program into a heat stress management plan.