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Heat Stress

 

Intent

To advise faculty, staff and students of precautions to follow when their work area reaches about 30°C or 86°F.

 

Reduce Exposure

 

Reduce the Heat

 

Rest Breaks

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers recommends using a humidex based format for determining when work should stop or when to increase the number or duration of work breaks.  Humidex Based Heat Response Plan

 

Water

 

For further information refer to Ontario Ministry of Labour Guideline for Heat Stress or Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB).