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Hot environments.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1980 Jul; :1-17
NIOSHTIC No.
00104876
Abstract
The health hazards associated with working in hot environments are presented. Topics included body responses to heat; safety problems; health problems such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, fainting, heat rash, and transient heat fatigue; methods to prepare for heat exposure; ways to reduce the stressful conditions, including regulation of the number and duration of exposures, work place thermal conditions, location of the rest area, accessibility of drinking water, and provision of protective clothing; hazard awareness; and special consideration during prolonged heat spells. Additional readings are listed together with addresses of regional OSHA and NIOSH offices.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Thermal-effects; Heat-stress; Physical-stress; Workplace-studies; Biological-function; Physiology; Work-practices; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Safety-practices
Publication Date
19800701
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-223919
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 80-132
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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