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An improved method for monitoring heat stress levels in the workplace.

Authors
Mutchler-JE; Malzahn-DD; Vecchio-JL; Soule-RD
Source
NIOSH 1975 May; :1-202
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00055649
Abstract
A methodology for estimating the intensity of the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Index is derived from a survey of 15 representative, hot industries in three climatic regions of the continental United States. This study identifies characteristic empirical relationships between inside environmental conditions and outdoor weather conditions for hot worksites. Thus, it is possible to calculate or predict worksite Wet Bulb Globe Temperature from weather forecasts and reports from the National Weather Service or from local meteorological measurements taken at the plant site. For successful model application, it is considered necessary to first take a short-term environmental study at each worksite to characterize the nominal difference in inside-outside air temperature and to estimate the regression constants which are unique for each worksite.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Heat-stress; Environmental-stress; Climate; Hot-environments; Thermal-environment; Temperature-measurement; Thermal-pollution; Models; Measurement-methods; Heat-measurement; Wet-bulb-temperature; Environment; Meteorology
Publication Date
19750501
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273839
NTIS Price
A11
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 75-161
NIOSH Division
DLCD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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