The Heat is On: How to Protect Athletes, Workers, and Visitors from Extreme Heat 

Summer is upon us, and hot days are here again. Over the past 5 years, the United States has experienced 6% more 90-degree days than the average over the previous 30 years.  This trend signals that heat-related illness and hospitalizations will be on the rise again in 2022.  

In April, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented new enforcement initiatives for the increased risk of heat-related hazards in the workforce due to climate change. In addition, more states are considering laws, like the Zachary Martin Law in Florida, to establish statewide prevention mandates to protect student-athletes from heat stroke and related illnesses. 

Consequently, having an effective heat stress management plan and monitoring key indicators like Heat Index and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) has never been more important.  

In this webinar, you will learn:   

  • Where heat-related hazards are on the rise and why  
  • How heat-related illness impacts your workers, students, visitors, and more 
  • Why Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) is a key measurement for preventing heat-related illness 
  • How to measure and interpret WBGT as part of your own heat stress management program  

Featured Speaker

Neil Burkinshaw | Sr. Account Executive, AEM

As a Sr. Account Executive for AEM, Neil is responsible for identifying and providing weather-based solutions for state and local governments. He joined AEM in March 2015 and has spent his time working with state and local governments on severe weather issues including lightning and heat stress management. Neil has also spoken at a number of conferences on best practices and policy implementation.