Hot Environments


July 1980
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 80-132
80-132 Cover

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.

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