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Practical Problems of Implementation of the NIOSH Proposed Standard for Occupational Exposure to Hot Work Environments.
Standards for occupational exposures to hot environments. Horvath SM, Jensen RC, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-100, 1976 Jan; :179-182
A critical review is presented of the practical aspects of applying a heat stress standard to an industrial installation, with emphasis on the possible violations that might be found by a compliance officer during a plant inspection. The NIOSH Criteria Document in this field was examined and found wanting as to the definition of hot work environment, warning signs, rigid limits of both work load and exposure to heat that do not take acclimatization into account, protective clothing, work practices, etc.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Heat-stress; Environmental-control; Control-measures; Protective-measures; Safety-signs; Preventive-medicine; Heat-tolerance; Physiological-function; Industrial-plants;
None Industrial Health Foundation 5231 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Standards for occupational exposures to hot environments
Industrial Health Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division