Assessment of occupational heat strain and mitigation strategies in Qatar

Organization: FAME Laboratory

Year: 2019

The study was conceptualized by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), and independently carried out by the FAME Laboratory (University of Thessaly, Greece).


The research project was undertaken to accurately determine the magnitude of occupational heat stress (OHstress) and strain (OH-strain) experienced by workers who perform manual labour in Qatar, and to customize and optimize mitigation strategies to safeguard workers’ health and wellbeing – without losing sight of the consequences for the local economy. These evidence-based strategies include possible amendments to current legislation, as well as measures that can be introduced at the enterprise level.