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Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in Extreme Temperatures
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Working in Extreme Temperatures

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  • 1. Working in Extreme Temperatures For audio, it is recommended you dial in A copy of the slides + recording will be available post webinar AUDIO: 1-877-668-4493 Access Code: 665 758 650 Event Password: 1234 WebEx Support: 1-866-863-3910 August 27, 2013 Presented by: Kathleen Collins, Health and Safety Manager Drake International
  • 2. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Free Offer • We’re offering a free 30-minute Consultation that will include: – A discussion about health and safety in your organization – A brief analysis Contact Maysa to take advantage of this exclusive offer! mhawwash@na.drakeintl.com 416.216.1067
  • 3. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Presentation • What are Extreme Temperature Hazards (ETH) • Environment Factors • Hazards Related to (ETH) • Injuries & Illness Related to (ETH) • Control & Prevention Methods for (ETH)
  • 4. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Case Study • Furnace Attendant • Snowdrift 4
  • 5. For more information, call 416.216.1067 What are Extreme Temperature Hazards? • Extreme Heat or Cold • Causes Thermal Stress • Environment • Indoors & Outdoors • Biological Factors
  • 6. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Environmental Factors • Climate Change • Unseasonable Weather Patterns • Hot Work Environments • Cold Work Environments
  • 7. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Environment Factors • -26 C to -28 C with winds 16km – 2 breaks every 75mins • -29 C to -31 C with winds 16 km – 3 breaks every 55mins • -32 C to -34 C with winds 16km – 4 breaks every 40mins • -35 to -37 with winds 16 km -5 breaks every 30mins • -38 work should cease.
  • 8. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Environmental Factors • 20-29 C Comfortable • 30- 39 C Varying degrees of discomfort • 40-45 C Uncomfortable • 46C Many types of Labour must be restricted. • Wet bulb temperature • Dry bulb temperature
  • 9. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Hazards Related to Extreme Temperature • Hot Environments • Heavy Physical Work and Warm Clothing • Core Temperature Rises 36-38 Degrees • Air Temperature Exceeds 30 Degrees • Humidex Exceeding 35 Degrees • Smog Alerts • Heat Waves (Temperature exceeding 30-32 Degrees for 3 days plus)
  • 10. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Hazards Related to Extreme Temperatures • Cold Environments • Physical or Sedentary Work in Cold Environments • Exposure to Wind-Chill • Exposure to Temperature Around Freezing • Body Temperature Lower Than -36 Degrees
  • 11. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Injury/Illnesses related to Extreme Temperatures Heat Stress can result in the following disorders: • Rash • Cramps • Heat Syncope • Dehydration • Heat Exhaustion • Heat Stroke
  • 12. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Injuries/Illness related to Extreme Temperatures Cold stress can result in the following disorders: • Raynaud’s • Chilblain • Trench foot • Frostbite • Hypothermia
  • 13. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Controls & Prevention • Surveillance Programs • Worker Training • Relief Shelters and Equipment • Protective Clothing • Access to Drinking Water or Food
  • 14. For more information, call 416.216.1067 QUESTIONS?
  • 15. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Upcoming Webinar Register @ https://drakeintl.webex.com/
  • 16. Thank You For Attending For questions, please contact Maysa Hawwash National Manager for Talent Management Solutions mhawwash@na.drakeintl.com 416.216.1067

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