Heat Protection Articles

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Heat Protection Gloves: Which Professions Use Them?

    In a wide variety of industries, companies are required to provide the proper safety equipment for their employees. Health and safety has become a top priority for businesses in recent years, providing protection for both workers and the companies who employ them. Among other things, gloves have become a common protective item in the workplace. Particularly for workers who are dealing with high ...


    By Intersafety

  • Heat waves in Central Europe (1991–2006)

    The extreme weather phenomenon of heat waves poses a serious threat to humans and has been shown to contribute to increased sickness rates and even deaths, mostly in large cities. The paper concerns the occurrence of heat waves in Central Europe. Data was collected from five regional weather stations in Budapest, Krakow, Lvov, Prague and Vienna and included records of the average, maximum and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Self-pacing as a protective mechanism against the effects of heat stress

    Objective: Self-pacing or avoidance of physiological strain by adjustment of work rate may be an important protective behaviour for manual workers in severe thermal conditions. Data were gathered at a number of industrial sites in the United Arab Emirates to assess whether self-pacing takes place in these workers. Methods: Heart rate and aural temperature were monitored in 150 subjects for 12 h ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

  • A computer-based simulation for teaching heat transfer across a woody stem

    To assist student understanding of heat transfer through woody stems, we developed an instructional package that included an Excel-based, one-dimensional simulation model and a companion instructional worksheet. Guiding undergraduate botany students to applying principles of thermodynamics to plants in nature is fraught with two main obstacles: (1) students have a limited knowledge of heat ...

  • 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.

  • Simulation of foundry environment for improving occupational exposure to heat stress conditions

    A worker in a foundry, especially near the furnace, is affected by several heat-related adverse health outcomes arising from non-ionising radiation emitted by molten metal. Such workers are likely to be affected by heat cramps, exhaustion, stroke, etc. Hence, the design of a proper furnace environment is an important issue to avoid these health hazards. In this study, the furnace environment is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Limiting metabolic rate (thermal work limit) as an index of thermal stress

    The development of a rational heat stress index called thermal work limit (TWL) is presented. TWL is deŽ ned as the limiting (or maximum) sustainable metabolic rate that euhydrated, acclimatized individuals can maintain in a speciŽ c thermal environment, within a safe deep body core temperature (< 38.20±C) and sweat rate (< 1.2 kg/hr¡1). The index has been developed using ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

  • Hydration of outdoor workers in north-west Australia.

    The consequences of environmental heat stress include a reduction in safety due to impaired concentration, a decreased work capacity, and heat illness. Maintaining adequate hydration is the single most important strategy to counteract the effects of thermal stress. In this study, the hydration status of groups of outdoor workers at mine sites and related facilities was assessed. Urine specific ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

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