Heat Stress Management in Malaysia Occupational Health Safety Guideline Workers
Heat Stress Management in Malaysia Occupational Health Guideline For Workers and Safety Officer. Heat stress is a symptom that affects the workers due to the exposure to the relative heat that beyond the human body can cope. This occurrence will be severe if not treated thus develop into more serious health condition such as heat stroke, heat syncope and even dead.
Occupational hygienist believes that this can be preventive by conducting the proper investigation in the workplace and develop integrated control measures to reduce the exposure to the workers.
How you conduct heat stress evaluation? There is two major component in heat stress evaluation, namely workload assessment, and exposure measurement. To estimate this two items, we need a scientific protocol to ensure the data collected will be sufficient to estimate the occurrence of this episode.
To begin with, let us find out the references related to the heat stress by Department Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Malaysia. You can click on the picture below to obtain the document. With the manual supply below, perhaps you might wonder how we want to use is especially for the EOH professionals.
We will share with you how to understand this issues, thus how to evaluate and control the heat stress in the workplace.
Guideline on Heat Stress Management at Workplace
- Identified potential workplace/ work areas that possibly will have the heat exposure/ extreme temperature condition (screening)
- Using checklist, evaluate qualitatively the work areas and mark accordingly
- Seek expert if you encounter any problem related to the quantification measurement of the parameters related to the heat exposure
- Prioritize the risk and conclude the findings by considering appropriate control measures
- Perform effective control measures including the usage of PPE and administrative control mechanism
- Conduct acclimatization protocol for ensuring the adaptability of the workers towards heat exposure especially the new workers
- Review and re-evaluate the health risk assessment protocol as needed
- Review the health monitoring (periodically health check-up) on your employee to ensure they fit to work.
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