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heat stress at work

Warning to guard against heat stress at work

Western Australian workplaces have been reminded to guard against the effects of extreme temperatures as another week of summer heat hits the State. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh today...

Heat stress the cause of WA miner death

The death of a WA miner, Adam Perttula in November 2015 was linked to heat stress, according to prosecution and a significant incident report released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. The 28...

heat stress at work

Heat stress at work

A report released last week by the Centre for Future Work provides first-hand accounts of dangerous levels of heat stress experienced in a range of occupations – including construction, outdoor...

Predicted heat strain app is now available to calculate heat stress

App to measure predicted heat strain

Measuring and evaluating the parameters associated with predicted heat strain have always been a challenge for health and safety practitioners. A free app for calculating predicted heat strain has...

avoiding heat stress

Prepare early and avoid heat stress

Mine sites across Australia are being urged to take extra care this year to avoid heat stress. When preparing for work in heat mining companies should be closely monitoring the Bureau of Meteorology...

managing heat illness and heat stroke first responders

Responding to Heat Illness

Summer is upon us and managing heat stress and heat illness are important issues for mines. Stewart Masson writes about first responders treatment of exertional heat illness on site. Heat Injury is a...

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Minimize heat stress issues & maximize productivity

Australia is the world’s hottest, driest continent. Ambient dry bulb temperatures exceeding 40 Degrees C are common for several months of the year in inland areas and, in the hot, humid, tropical...

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Heat stress death results in $65K fine

An employer has been fined $65,000 associated with a heat stress death of a worker from heat stress in North Queensland. The sole trader who used backpackers to pick produce in the Burdekin area of...

Working in the heat

Working in the heat | Frequently Asked Questions

What does working in the heat mean? When workers are exposed to heat at different temperatures while performing work, they may become ill from a range of heat-related illnesses (see below). A range...

Extreme heatwave is set for many parts of Australia 2019

Extreme heatwave

An extreme heatwave is set to affect many parts of Australia this week with temperatures in Western NSW, South Australia and Victoria to exceed 45 degrees. Cobar, Broken Hill and Griffith resident...