How Extreme Temperatures Can Affect Workers
January 9, 2019 – 9 to 11 a.m.
Hanna Building – Room 1672
1422 Euclid Avenue
$59 per person
Weather in Northeast Ohio often brings extreme temperatures that can cause injuries and even death to workers. Cold and heat stress can be prevented. Are your workers exposed to these potentially deadly work environments? There are many issues that can affect the body’s heating and cooling systems and lead to hypothermia and frostbite or heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
If your employees work in an environmental exposed to the cold or heat, this class will provide information on the types of cold and heat stress ailments and appropriate treatment and care. Students will learn:
· Immersion/Trench Foot - Non-freezing injury of the feet caused by prolonged exposure to wet and cold conditions
· Frostbite – The freezing of skin and tissue
· Hypothermia – When the body temperature drops below 95 degrees
· Metabolic Heat Issues – The body generates heat through the digestion of food, work and exercise
· Environmental Heat Issues – The body absorbs heat from the surrounding environment, whether it is the hot sun or hot room
This class will count as a meeting credit for the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.