This course aims to develop professional knowledge and skills in recognition, evaluation and control of thermal hazards.
This full day seminar will address key concepts in the specialised area of thermal environments. Specifically, the course will:
Provide a sound understanding of the physiological effects of the thermal environment on workers in a variety of settings.
Develop the skills necessary to assess the degree of risk in a wide variety of situations (both hot & cold).
Provide guidance on those control measures that can be used to minimise the effects of adverse thermal conditions in the workplace.
Key areas covered in the seminar will include:
Principles of the thermal environment
Effects of temperature extremes
Evaluation and control of thermal environments
The seminar will include case studies and a number of practical demonstrations and exercises to reinforce the major learning outcomes. Attendees need to bring a smartphone or tablet along to use the Apps.
Identify sources of thermal stress within the working environment
Evaluate the nature of thermal strain on the body
Assess the thermal environment using appropriate tools and techniques
Determine the level of risk from exposure to thermal stress
Determine the appropriate control approaches for the thermal environment
John Henderson | Semi retired - consultant
John Henderson is well known in the profession and has over 40 year’s experience having worked in the steel, nuclear, safety equipment supply industries, a number of different NSW Government organisations and as a consultant. He is a Certified Occupational Hygienist with the AIOH and a Fellow of the AIOH.
Easing into retirement John was involved in the development and lecturing of many of the Occupational Hygiene modules that formed the basis of the University of Wollongong Occ Hygiene Master’s Program and also the International OHTA Training Modules including the one on the Thermal Environment.
Dr Vinod Gopaldasani | Academic Program Director | University of Wollongong
Dr Vinod Gopaldasani is the Academic Program Director for Work, Health and Safety post-graduate program at the University of Wollongong.
Vinod is an experienced physician, lecturer and researcher with broad OHS skills and experience in epidemiology, toxicology, physical hazards, risk management and workplace health promotion. Vinod’s current areas of interest include – occupational lung diseases (silicosis and asbestosis), industrial epidemiology and thermal environments.
14 October | Sydney
15 October | Brisbane
16 October | Melbourne
17 October | Perth
25 October | Darwin*