Heat Stress

The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) at Kennesaw State University (KSU) takes an active role in assessing operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities that have a high potential for inducing heat stress in a person engaged in such operations. Examples of such operations include but are not limited to: working in foundries, laundries, construction projects, commercial kitchens, boiler rooms, and out-door activities conducted in hot weather (such as grounds work).