- Heat Injury Prevention
March 29, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
American Society of Safety Professionals Presents: Heat Injury Prevention
When: Friday, March 29, 2019
Where: National Safety Council
Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program. Dr. Chandran will discuss regulatory requirements, as well as best practice in heat injury assessment and prevention to include Federal OSHA Heat Injury Prevention requirements and guidelines, Cal/OSHA Heat Injury requirements (CCR Title 8 Rule 3395), The CDC mobile app and measuring indoor and outdoor WBGT.
Presenter: Dr. Chandran Achutan, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
Dr. Chandran Achutan, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health, College of Public Health, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has also been a Visiting Professor Kazakhstan National Medical University for more than 8 years. Dr. Chandran served as an Industrial Hygienist for the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for more than 6 years, as well as an Assistant Industrial Hygienist for the University of Iowa. He earned a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health (Industrial Hygiene) from the University of Iowa in 2001 and an MS in Preventative Medicine and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa in 1996 and a BS (Honors) in Chemistry from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia in 1991. His research interest & projects includes evaluating and controlling occupational and environmental exposures such as occupational noise exposures and hearing loss, air pollution, dust and pesticide exposures among farm workers, heat stress, physical and chemical environmental exposures, environmental tobacco smoke exposure, global health, and occupational stress.
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