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2017 Comcare SA/NT WHS Networking and Information Forums

Comcare's SA/NT regional information networking sessions in Darwin and Adelaide were held in October 2017

The session included a guest speaker, Dr Matt Brearley who  presented on the subject of Heat Stress in the Workplace - Causes, Consequences and Cures.

Dr Matt Brearley holds a PhD in Thermal Physiology and was the heat specialist of the 2008 Australian Olympic team in Beijing, China prior to focusing on occupational heat stress. Matt provides heat stress mitigation services to a wide range of industries including mining, construction, oil and gas, transportation, law enforcement and emergency services. His work has been acknowledged with awards for research and innovation, best conference paper and presentations, recognition by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science and as a 2015 NSW Mining Awards finalist.

Thes presentation translated the latest occupational heat stress research on heat acclimatisation, hydration, cooling strategies and worker monitoring into practical outcomes.

Additionally, Inspectors from Comcare’s SA/NT region presented an overview of their role and promote current regulatory campaigns.

Page last updated: 19 Jan 2018