May 15 - November 25, 2022

Course Overview

  • Understand the effects of the thermal environment on people
  • Learn to assess and control the risks associated with thermal stress

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify sources of thermal stress within the working environment
  • Understand the nature of thermal strain on the body
  • Make an assessment of the thermal environment through measurement and other methods
  • Evaluate risk from exposure to thermal stress
  • Suggest appropriate control methods for the thermal environment

Course Content

1. The Thermal Spectrum

2. Principles

3. Effects of Temperature Extremes

4. Thermal Comfort

5. Evaluation of Hot Environments

6. Control of Hot Environments

7. Thermal Surveys

8. Evaluation of Cold Environments

9. Control of Cold Environments

10. Approaches to Risk Assessment