Working in Extreme Temperatures

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Working in Extreme Temperatures

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Case Study • Furnace Attendant • Snowdrift 4
  5. 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. 6. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Environmental Factors • Climate Change • Unseasonable Weather Patterns • Hot Work Environments • Cold Work Environments
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 14. For more information, call 416.216.1067 QUESTIONS?
  15. 15. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Upcoming Webinar Register @ https://drakeintl.webex.com/
  16. 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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