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Heart rate responses to industrial heat stress.

Authors
Minard-D; Goldsmith-R
Source
J Physiol 1971 Jul-Aug; 63(3):342-345
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00036322
Abstract
The effect of heat stress on heart rate was recorded by continuous ECG in helpers in the open hearth department of a steel mill. The results show that physiological strains in men performing hot industrial jobs vary, depending both on the individual's work capacity and on the varying demands of the job, and that a decrement in cardiocirculatory performance capacity after the work shift is a good criterion for the evaluation of excessive work strains. Prevention of health hazards to workers in hot industries from excessive physiological strain requires selection of workers with high heat exercise tolerance, or better engineering control of environmental heat stress.
Keywords
Heart-functions; Cardiovascular-function; Physiological-effects; Thermal-stress; Body-temperature; Steelmaking; Steel-workers; Energy-expenditure; Electrophysiological-measurement; Preventive-medicine; Control-measures
Contact
Occupational Health University of Pittsburgh 130 Desoto Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213
CODEN
JOPHAN
Publication Date
19710701
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
29691
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1971
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00325
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0021-7948
Source Name
Journal de Physiologie
State
PA
Performing Organization
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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