WEBINAR The Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Tools in Heat Stress Assessment

Earn 1.0 Contact Hour

Webinar – 
Part of the Summer Series Inaugural Event

The Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Tools in Heat Stress Assessment
July 31, 2020
2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time



The assessment of the thermal environment has changed over the years, more so in recent times. An approach which has been evolving over the last fifteen years is the AIOH three stage protocol which aims to target the assessment tools to the conditions of the scenario, i.e “horses for courses”. The initial qualitative approach is readily adapted for either the professional OHS adviser or the worker in the mine or on the shop floor. Subsequent stages delve into the quantitative assessments ranging from heat stress indices through to physiological monitoring. This short presentation will take you through the three step protocol and demonstrate it’s effectiveness as a heat stress management tool.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand the three stage assessment protocol
  • Be able to conduct and/or facilitate a first level thermal risk assessment
  • Become familiar with the use of a second level quantitative rational index to analyze the environmental and physical parameters of a scenario.
  • Use these tools to assess control effectiveness
  • Gain awareness of the applicability and role of physiological monitoring


This webinar contains 1.0 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 CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) 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.

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 1.0 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with no option for call in audio.