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Evaluation of heat stress at a glass bottle manufacturer.

Authors
Dowell-CH; Tapp-LC
Source
Int J Occup Environ Health 2009 Jan; 15(1):113
NIOSHTIC No.
20035659
Abstract
The HHE program responded to a confidential employee request at a glass bottle manufacturer con­cerning heat-related illnesses among employees in the forming department. HHE program investi­gators performed a survey of the forming department, interviewed department employees, reviewed OSHA 300 logs, and took heat measurements. Investigators found that employees were not exposed to excessive heat at the time of the NIOSH investigation, but may be exposed to higher heat levels during the summer months. HHE program investigators recom­mended that facility managers develop and implement educa­tional and surveillance programs regarding hot work environments, and allow employees to take unscheduled breaks if they feel ill due to the hot conditions. Investi­gators also recommended that a preventative maintenance schedule be set up for facility coolers. HHE program investigators recom­mended that employees alert their supervisors if they begin to feel ill due to the heat, drink plenty of fluids, and create a buddy system to watch for signs of heat-related con­ditions in coworkers. The final report is available at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2003-0311-3052.pdf.
Keywords
Region-5; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Hot-environments; Heat-stress; Heat-stroke; Heat-exposure; Heat-exhaustion; Heat-acclimatization; Glass-manufacturing-industry; Glass-products; Glass-workers; Author Keywords: Beverage containers; glass; manufacturing; heat stress; heat strain; hot work environment; glass; glass bottles
CODEN
IOEHFU
Publication Date
20090101
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1077-3525
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
NAICS-327213
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
State
OH; IN
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