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Women in industry - the difference.

Authors
Henschel A
Source
Transactions of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, May 24-28, 1971, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Cincinnati, OH: American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, 1971 May; :73-76
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00041657
Abstract
A discussion is presented on the differences in maximum work capacity and physiological response to stress between men and women, and the importance of those differences in evaluating industrial health hazards. It is suggested that men have a higher maximum work capacity than women, based on the differences in average muscle mass. In addition, studies have shown that women show more profound cardiovascular responses to physical labor than men, and are more sensitive, and less tolerant to heat stress (because of reaching the critical body temperature sooner). Many of these differences are accentuated during pregnancy. The average physical demands of a job over an 8 hour work day should not exceed about 40 percent of the maximum capacity of the individual.
Keywords
Physiology; Ergonomics; Gender
Publication Date
19710528
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1971
Source Name
Transactions of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, May 24-28, 1971, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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