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Relationships between several prominent heat stress indices.
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. 77-109, 1976 Oct; :1-232
Report presenting correlations developed by NIOSH to provide a tool for comparing results of studies relating human responses to various environmental heat levels in which subjects have used several indices. The five indices of environmental heat stress that are correlated with each other are Corrected Effective Temperature (CET), Effective Temperature Corrected for Radiation (eTCR), Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT); Web Globe Temperature (WGT), and the Belding Belding-Hatch Stress Index (HSI).
Heat-stress-index; Thermal-stress; Body-temperatures; Measurement; Temperature-measurements; Physiological-responses; Physiological-measurements; Hot-environment; Thermal-environment
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-109
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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