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Heat stress limits for the sedentary worker.
Ramsey JD; Dayal D; Ghahramani B
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1975 Apr; 36(4):259-265
Performance on four sedentary tasks was monitored during temperatures of 85 degrees Fahrenheit, 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and 105 degrees Fahrenheit wet bulb globe temperature for work periods up to 2 hours. Results were compared with limits recommended for occupational safety and health regulations. The results suggest that this limit is not a single line, but rather a range of temperature-time combinations. Further, man's compensating nature during short exposures supports a higher temperature limit for brief work bouts.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Thermal-stress; Task-performance; Work-measurement; Exposure-limits; Ergonomics; Safety-measures; Industrial-hygiene; Human-factors-engineering; Sedentary-occupations; Statistical-analysis; Body-temperature; Physiological-effects
Industrial Engineering Texas Tech University Dept of Industrial Eng Lubbock, Tex 79409
Issue of Publication
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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