Climate Change Impacts On Working People-an Overlooked Threat: Research Needs And Challenges | 2836
ISSN: 2161-0711

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
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Climate change impacts on working people-an overlooked threat: Research needs and challenges

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Occupational Health & Safety

Vidhya Venugopal

AcceptedAbstracts: J Community Med Health Educ

DOI: 10.4172/2161-0711.S1.016

Globally, human beings are exposed to climate change and the potential impact of raising temperatures on occupational health is rapidly gaining attention. A need to conduct a systemic review of the available literature on occupational heat stress, its impacts on health, productivity and social wellbeing of the working population is imperative to identify effective control interventions to prevent and mitigate the impacts of heat stress across sectors and countries.
Professor Vidhya Venugopal, a doctorate in Environmental Chemistry did post-doctoral research at Central Queensland University, Australia. She was awarded British Cheverning Scholarship to study Environmental Management at Manchester, UK. Trained in Sweden and Germany on Climate Change & Health, she serves as a visiting faculty at University of Heidelberg. She worked at Johnson & Johnson, Canada as Research Scientist for 9 years and served the Health and Safety committee. Currently she teaches Environmental & Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene. A BOHS certified Occupational Hygienist; she heads the Industrial Hygiene services and offers consultancy services to about 152 industries. Her research passion is CC & Occupational Heat Stress.
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