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Thermal Environment

This course provides students with a sound understanding of the effects of the thermal environment on people. The physiology of thermoregulation and the effects of extreme temperatures (heat and cold) is explained. Furthermore, it explains the methods available for performing a thermal survey and assessing the degree of risk. Finally, the possible means of controlling the risks associated with thermal stress are described.



Original Authors:

Brian Davies, John Henderson, and others

Original affiliation, ownership:

School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong Australia Ownership not strictly indicated, presumably: Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), Nottingham, UK

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

graduate students, OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

More or less useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

5 days


This module is part of a program of modules designed for the education and training of occupational hygienists. See OHlearning. Parts of this module may be interesting for other disciplines.

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