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Physiologic Monitoring of Heart Rate, Sweating, Body Temperature, and Metabolic Cost during the Work Situation.
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; :63-76
Standardized procedures for monitoring physiological parameters related to working in a hot environment are described. The techniques were developed and used by trained nurses over an 11 year period in aluminum plants. Measurements include: heart rate, core temperature, body weight losses due to sweating, and energy requirements of specific tasks determined by means of indirect calorimetry. Data are given on the energy cost of selected jobs in an aluminum reduction plant, and energy expenditure of aluminum workers in smelting plants.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Heat-stress; Metabolic-rate; Oxygen-consumption; Energy-expenditure; Work-measurement; Physiological-function; Physiological-response; Thermal-environment; Medical-examinations; Aluminum-industry; Ergonometry; Metabolism;
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Standards for occupational exposures to hot environments
Industrial Health Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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