Dr. Thomas Bernard delivers keynote remarks at symposium in Oman

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Dr. Thomas Bernard, chair of Environmental and Occupational Health at the USF College of Public Health, delivered the keynote message at a heat stress symposium in Sohar, Oman, the last week of April.

Tom Bernard, PhD

Tom Bernard, PhD

The manifold purpose of the symposium was to share information on current heat stress prevention and management programs followed in various industries; to propose a model for heat stress prevention, mitigation, monitoring and management; to introduce the concept of using heat stress indices in heat stress management; and to facilitate exchange of technical information on heat stress management protocols.  The focus was on Sohar Aluminum, a major manufacturing firm in Oman.

Bernard converses with Dr. Mohammed Al Yazidi, director of environmental and occupational health for the Ministry of Health, Oman, at a worker health and safety exhibit associated with a World Health Organization  annual activity.

Bernard converses with Dr. Mohammed Al Yazidi, director of environmental and occupational health for the Ministry of Health, Oman, at a worker health and safety exhibit associated with a World Health Organization annual activity.

 

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Said Al Masoudi, CEO of Sohar Aluminum, presented Bernard with a painting by a local artist supported by Sohart, a program to encourage the arts in Sohar.

Bernard’s primary teaching assignments support the occupational safety and health program in the department of Environmental and Occupational Health.  His research foci include ergonomics and the evaluation and control of heat stress and strain.  He has been at COPH since 1989.

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