Ohio Heat Related Illness [47.16]
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

   Miriam Calkins, Research Industrial Hygienist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
   Steven Naber, Business Intelligence and Analytics Manager, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Track: Research and Development
Secondary Track: Safety Managment
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

In this session the presenters provide an overview of heat related illness (HRI) in occupational settings that includes a description of HRI, risk factors, interventions, and annual and quarterly rates for Ohio by industry. The presenters explain resources available to employers and workers for measuring heat as well as signs and symptoms to look out for and other potential heat-related health outcomes. Additionally, the presenters introduce the audience to ongoing research into the weather and worker conditions in Ohio where they see the most workers’ compensation claims for HRI.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe annual and quarterly rates of occupational heat related illness in Ohio by industry sector.
2. Explain challenges in research relating to heat related illness.
3. Identify risk factors and interventions for heat related illness in occupational settings.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CCM: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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