heat stress risk Articles

  • Heat Stress In The Workplace

    Heta stress monitoring, why you should monitor, effects of heat stress and how to combat it in the workplace. Why should you measure heat stress? If you or your employees work in hot environments you may be susceptible to heat stress. Heat stress us caused when the temperature of a surround area or the core body temperature is raised resulting in dangerous high levels. ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Empirical validation of a new heat stress index

    Thermal stress is a well-recognised health hazard in the workplace. In addition to the health deficits, working in the heat can impact significantly on the productivity of some industries which are located in harsh environments. A long-standing dilemma in OHS has been the specification of what constitutes a safe working environment. The current indices used to evaluate the environment are either ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

  • New Measures to Protect Workers from Heat Stress in China

    Work system to control heat exposure It is stipulated in the Measures that working time under high temperature shall be controlled by employers, unless exceptional cases of damaging life & property security and public interest exist. When the temperature reaches 40°C, outdoor work shall cease. When it stands at 37°C to 40°C, outdoor work shall not exceed more than ...


    By SGS

  • Cardiovascular metrics and transepidermal water loss in a high heat risk environment

    Heat stress is currently primarily classified by environmental factors and not physiological factors. It is already known that certain cardiovascular metrics such as heart rate, stroke volume, blood pressure and vascular compliance undergo changes as the body traverses the different classifications of heat stress from heat oedema to heat stroke. However, there is no specific metric that provides ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beat the Heat: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments

    With summer underway, now is the perfect time for organizations to examine their policies and procedures regarding employee heat exposure, especially in light of the recently published document from NIOSH titled, “Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments”, Publication Number 2016-106. What is the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Downstream Voices - Wetland Solutions to Reducing Disaster Risk

    Until recently, the world’s response to inevitable climate change was based on producing ever more precise forecasts of what would happen locally – running ever more sophisticated climate models to generate data on the climate in Bamako, Mali in 2040, for instance – and then working out how to “adapt” to the change. While ever bigger super-computers with ever more ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Assessment of cracking in concrete due to hydration heat and autogenous shrinkage

    An experimental study was conducted to simulate the generation of thermal stresses due to hydration heat and restraint by using a thermal stress measuring device (TSD). The net effects of time-dependent properties of hardening concrete can be well incorporated in TSD due to simultaneous development of temperature and corresponding stress in restrained specimen. Moreover, experiments were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hydration, hydration, hydration

    Throughout the world, large numbers of manual workers perform physically demanding labour in conditions of high environmental heat stress. Although the importance of adequate hydration in combating heat stress is universally recognized, studies in a range of worker groups have demonstrated a disturbingly poor hydration level in a high proportion of at-risk workers. Management of work in hot ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

  • Hydration status of expatriate manual workers during summer in the Middle East

    Background: Implicit in all indices used for risk assessment in the prevention of heat stress is the assumption that workers arc healthy and well hydrated; studies in Australian mine workers have shown that this is not the case. Where workers arc poorly hydrated, the level of protection offered by management strategies based primarily on environmental monitoring is compromised. ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

  • OSHwiki article in the spotlight – Accident prevention in food and beverage service sector

    As the weather heats up across Europe for the summer, the HORECA industry expands with extra staff employed in hotels, restaurants and cafés across the continent in our favourite holiday destinations. But it’s important to remember that the sector faces its own set of hazards and risks. A newly posted OSHwiki article ...

  • China’s response to air pollution poses threat to water

    Record-setting levels of smog this week shut down Harbin, a city of 11 million people in northeast China. Officials blamed increased coal consumption during the first days of winter heating, underscoring the urgency of the China State Council’s ...

  • Water, energy and food security in the urban context

    Awareness of the complex relationship between water, energy and food security has grown in recent years. Water is needed for almost all forms of energy production; energy is needed to transport and treat water; and producing food requires both energy and water. These are just a few of the linkages in the so-called energy-water-food nexus. In the coming decades, population growth and social and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Adapting to climate change

    This assessment addresses climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation (1). Global climate observations, science and physical impacts as well as mitigation — the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — are covered in separate analyses (2). To achieve the EU's objective of limiting the global temperature increase to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, global GHG emissions need ...

  • Growing efforts in climate change adaptation

    Though some US municipalities are beginning to address it, climate change adaptation or how an entity will cope with the likely incremental increases in temperatures and precipitation (both greater rainfall and droughts) is not discussed much in board meetings or other strategic sessions. The trends are real and no longer something that can be delayed to a future generation. A recent Weather ...


  • Case study - Silicone converter succeeds with custom air pollution control equipment

    Many industries utilize silicone as an ingredient in their manufactured product. Silicone enhances the attributes of the product or helps to improve production characteristics. Whatever the reason may be, users of solvent borne silicone's all face very troubling issues when it comes to the selection of the right air pollution control system. Among the air pollution control choices available to ...

  • Medical implant manufacturer succeeds with the QUADRANT SRS Silicone Series Thermal OXidizer

    Medical Implant Manufacturer Succeeds with Customized Air Pollution Control Equipment Many industries utilize silicone as an ingredient in their manufactured product. Silicone enhances the attributes of the product or helps to improve production characteristics. Whatever the reason may be, users of solvent borne silicone's all face very troubling issues when it comes to the selection of the right ...

  • Weaving the net: Climate change, complex crises and household resilience

    Complex crises produce impacts that cascade across space and time in unpredictable ways, and create severe hardship among vulnerable groups in developing countries. This paper uses the food crisis of 2008 as a basis for exploring the impacts on households and their efforts to build adaptive capacity. A main finding is that household-level impacts tend to manifest in similar ways, regardless of ...

  • Nigeria `must close climate change communication gap`

    Nigeria must close a "communication gap" to ensure that vital information on climate change-related events reaches all those who could use it to help minimise their impact, the head of the country's meteorological body has warned. Speaking at the yearly meeting of the African Science Academies, held ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The connection between climate change and recent extreme weather events

    What do we know about the connection between climate change and recent extreme weather events, such as the heat waves, drought, and fires? Scientists agree that climate change has already primed the pump for extreme weather events: A recent report by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists compared the rising risk of extreme weather events to a baseball ...

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