Mining Product: Heat Stress: A Series of Fact Sheets for Promoting Safe Work in Hot Mining Settings
Original creation date: February 2017
Hot environments can be hazardous! Heat exposure can cause a range of effects on your body, from irritating rashes to heat stroke, which is often fatal.
Understanding heat stress can help you to stay safe while working in hot environments. This set of heat stress fact sheets, developed by the NIOSH Mining program, offers practical information about working in hot mining conditions. These fact sheets are intended to be used together as a set, but each fact sheet can also stand alone.
The individual PDFs are available via the links below, or you can use the link in the Reference section to download the set in a ZIP file.
Authors: T Victoroff, K Yeoman
Reference - February 2017
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Nos. 2017-123; 2017-124; 2017-125; 2017-126; 2017-127; 2017-128
- Heat Stress: Understand Heat Stress Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment
- Knowing the Facts about Heat Stress in Mining
- Predicting Heat Strain in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
- Predicting Heat Strain in Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
- Prediction of Human Core Temperature Rise and Moisture Loss in Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines
- A Study of Heat Stress Exposures and Interventions for Mine Rescue Workers
- Page last reviewed: 3/6/2017
- Page last updated: 3/6/2017
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program