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Working in hot environments (superseded by 2011-174).

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1986 Apr; :1-19
NIOSHTIC No.
00163149
Abstract
This revised pamphlet is intended to provide employers and workers with and overview of the health hazards associated with work in hot environments, and to alert them to the precautions which should be taken to prevent injuries and other health problems due to heat stress. Workers may be exposed to a wide variety of hot or hot and humid environments. Discomfort is not the major problem with working in high temperatures and humidities; workers exposed to working in a hot environment may be subjected to health and safety hazards. Topics covered include how the body handles heat, health problems, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, fainting, heat rash, transient heat fatigue, preparing for the heat, lessening stressful conditions, number and duration of exposures, thermal conditions in the workplace, rest areas, drinking water, protective clothing, the importance of awareness, special considerations during prolonged heat spells, and sources of additional information.
Keywords
Heat-tolerance; Heat-exposure; Heat-acclimatization; Hot-environments; Health-hazards
Publication Date
19860401
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
PB86-221686
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 86-112
Source Name
NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. 86-112, 19 pages, 4 references
State
OH
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