UWA’s state-of-the-art environment chamber is capable of simulating environmental conditions and measuring and assessing the effects of heat or cold stress on individuals.
The facility can replicate desired humidity and temperature and has application for people working in hot or cold environments and in underground or above ground mines.
It can test a range of range of risk mitigation strategies and provide the science that underpins OSH policy decisions and practices.
“We can assess four to six people at a time and identify the best safety and health practices for people working in hot or cold environments”
said Brian Dawson from the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health.