J46.4 Forecasting Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature: Eliminating Heat Stress Illnesses at High School and Collegiate Levels

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 2:15 PM
Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Mark Hyer, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD

Heat stress illnesses are 100% preventable for outdoor activities within colleges and schools.
However, the current protocols related to extreme heat do not keep everyone safe, with more students dying every year from heat stress than lightning strikes.
This session will present and welcome discussion on:
  1. Example of current high school protocols
  2. College example of heat stress management
  3. Non-athletic outdoor workers
  4. Heat Index versus Wet Bulb Globe Temperature
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