Press Release

ACGIH® Presents Practical Heat Stress Management Using the ACGIH® TLV® for Heat Stress and Strain Webinar



Cincinnati, Ohio — March 20, 2013 — ACGIH® will present Practical Heat Stress Management Using the ACGIH® TLV® for Heat Stress and Strain on June 4, 2013 at the following times:

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

The ACGIH® TLV® for heat stress and strain is an excellent starting point for the evaluation and management of occupational heat stress. The evaluation scheme includes the effects of environment, work demands and clothing. The evaluation scheme also provides a basis for planning exposures and recovery. In addition, the TLV® provides guidance on general and job specific controls. This webinar will demonstrate the use of the evaluation scheme that includes the trade-offs among wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT), work demands and clothing requirements. The general controls including emergency response will be described along with the rationale. The range of engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protection will be placed in context for heat stress management. Among the job specific controls, there will be an emphasis on administrative controls that deal with exposure planning and recovery allowances.

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of a heat stress management program
  • Apply the wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index to the assessment of heat stress in the context of the TLV®, which includes adjustments for work demands and clothing requirements
  • Describe the importance of the individual general controls in reducing the risk of heat related disorders
  • Estimate the effects of clothing ensembles on heat stress
  • Plan for safe exposure times and work/recover cycles
ACGIH® is pleased to offer webinar attendees an audio option. U.S. and Canadian attendees can connect to the audio portion of the webinar via the toll-free audio telephone link or listen to the audio portion through an audio stream directly through their computer. Other international participants can listen via the audio stream without incurring additional telephone charges.

Thomas E. Bernard, PhD, CIH will present this webinar.

Thomas E. Bernard, PhD, CIH is a professor at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health and the Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. His research interests are heat stress and strain, including the effects of clothing and personal protection. He teaches in the occupational safety and health programs at the University of South Florida. Dr. Bernard is a member and past Chair of the ACGIH® Threshold Limit Values for Physical Agents (TLV®-PA) Committee and is a member of the ISO working group for the thermal environment.

This webinar contains 2.5 hours of instruction and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See the ABIH website ( for CM credit criteria. This webinar qualifies for .15 BCSP (SP) Continuance of Certification (COC) Point for Certified Safety Professionals. 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.

For more detailed information about the Practical Heat Stress Management Using the ACGIH® TLV® for Heat Stress and Strain webinar, contact Ryan Peltier at or 513-742-2020.

To register for this exciting event, visit the ACGIH® website at

ACGIH® is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health. ACGIH® is one of the industry's leading publications resources, with approximately 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs®. For more information, visit the ACGIH® website at or call our Customer Service Representatives at 513-742-2020.

Amy B. Bloomhuff, Esq., CAE
Associate Executive Director