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    Preventing Heat Stress and Cold Stress Course No: Y02-001 Credit: 2 PDH Allen Hughes, P.E. Continuing Education and Development, Inc. 9 Greyridge Farm Court Stony Point, NY 10980 P: (877) 322-5800 F: (877) 322-4774 info@cedengineering.com       A Guide toPreventing Heat Stress and Cold Stress  N.C. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Division1101 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1101Cherie BerryCommissioner of Labor   35  N.C. Department of LaborOccupational Safety and Health Program Cherie BerryCommissioner of Labor  OSHA State Plan Designee Allen McNeelyDeputy Commissioner for Safety and HealthKevin BeauregardAssistant Deputy Commissioner for Safety and HealthBobby R. DavisReviewer  Acknowledgments  A Guide to Preventing Heat Stress and Cold Stress was prepared by Clifton D. Crutchfield, Ph.D., CIH of theUniversity of Arizona, Division of Community and Environmental Health, School of Health Related Professions. Dr.Crutchfield has written extensively in the area of heat-related injuries. The information in this guide was updated in2011 to include information on cold stress.  _____  This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards; therefore, if an area is considered by thereader to be inconsistent with a standard, then the OSHA standard should be followed. To obtain additional copies of this guide, or if you have questions about North Carolina occupational safety and health stan-dards or rules, please contact:N.C. Department of LaborEducation, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau1101 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, NC 27699-1101Phone: 919-807-2875 or 1-800-NC-LABOR (1-800-625-2267)  ____________________  Additional sources of information are listed on the inside back cover of this guide.  ____________________  The projected cost of the NCDOL OSH program for federal fiscal year 2011–2012 is $17,841,216. Federal funding pro vides approximately 31 percent ($5,501,500) of this fund.Revised 6/11  Contents PartPage Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1iiv1Understanding How the Body Regulates Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iiv12Learning About the Hazards of Heat Stress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii173Preventing and Controlling Heat Stress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii104Heat Stress Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii125Cold Stress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii13Appendix Measuring Heat Stress Potential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii18References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii21Additional Resources on Hot and Cold Work Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii22 iii
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