Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments
NIOSH Scientific Information Quality - Peer Review Agenda
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Cross-Clearance Agencies: None
Anticipated Date of Dissemination: December 2013
Subject: Occupational exposures to heat and hot environments
Purpose of Planned Report: The draft criteria document provides a critical review of the available scientific literature relating to occupational exposures to heat and hot environments. The document provides recommendations for preventing or limiting occupational exposure to heat and hot environments.
Type of Dissemination: Highly Influential
Timing of Review: December 2013 – February 2014
Primary Disciplines or Expertise: Industrial hygiene; occupational medicine; physiology; health science
Type of Review: Individual
Anticipated Number of Reviewers: 6
Reviewers Selected by: NIOSH
Public Nominations Requested for Reviewers: No
Opportunities for the Public to Comment: Yes
Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments Before Their Review: Yes
Thomas E. Bernard, PhD
Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
College of Public Health
University of South Florida
Expertise: heat stress, protective clothing, physiology
Phillip Bishop, MSEd, EdD
Professor, Exercise Science
Dept Exercise Science, Kinesiology
University of Alabama
Expertise: physiology of clothing, thermal physiology, sport performance
Tord Kjellstrom, Med Dr, MME
Environmental and occupational health consultant
Director , Health and Environment International Trust
Mapua, New Zealand
Expertise: climate change, heat events, occupational health, occupational epidemiology
John Muller, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
Expertise: occupational medicine, heat stress
Suzanne Schneider, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Exercise Science
University of New Mexico
Expertise: thermoregulation, exercise physiology
Rosemary K. Sokas, MD, MOH, MSc
Professor, Department of Human Science
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Expertise: occupational medicine
Charge to Peer Reviewers
- Is worker acclimatization clearly explained and presented?
- Are there any additional recommendations that should be made?
- Is there any additional information on hydration that should be considered?
- Are there any additional risk factors for heat-related illnesses that should be discussed?
- Are there any additional examples of auxiliary body cooling and protective clothing that should be included?
- Are there any additional research needs that should be mentioned?
- Are there any additional references that should be included?
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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