WEBINAR - Personal Physiologic Monitoring in the Workplace Heat Stress



With miniaturization and improved quality of physiologic monitoring systems, it is possible to continuously monitor workers to assess health status related to the physical demands of work and environmental conditions. Examples of potential applications are (1) to protect workers from injuries related to heat or cold exposure (stress) and muscle fatigue; (2) to use as an exposure dosimeter to compliment environmental sensors; and (3) to assist with geolocation in an emergency. However, the use of this technology in the workplace raises important concerns with regard to data analysis and interpretation, data ownership, actions taken, discrimination, and security.

This webinar will discuss these issues along with a real application of personal physiologic monitoring designed to prevent heat-related illness in the workplace. In addition, the evaluation of these emerging technologies for usability, accuracy, and reliability will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

During the webinar we will:

  • Determine when personal physiologic monitoring is needed
  • Discuss advantages of real-time and continuous physiologic monitoring
  • Select appropriate and practical physiologic monitoring equipment
  • Interpret personal physiologic monitoring results
  • Review precautions on utilizing and managing data from worker monitoring

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

  • Occupational safety and health professionals

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH® webinar is 1.5 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with an audio telephone link similar to that of a conference call.


This webinar contains 1.5 contact hours and may be eligible for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for Certified Safety Professional (CSP) recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org/CSP) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.