Medicine, Health & Food

Medicine, Health & Food

EFFECTS OF HEAT EXPOSURE AND ITS MITIGATION MEASURES AT WORK PLACE

Pages: 8  ,  Volume: 31  ,  Issue: 2 , June   2019
Received: 22 Jun 2019  ,  Published: 25 June 2019
Views: 68  ,  Download: 34

Authors

# Author Name
1 sujith dowrla

Abstract

Occupational heat exposure is a health issue with several negative health outcomes. In recent years the wide array of research mentioned this risk factor. The aim of this paper is to study the occupational heat exposure and it impacts on health. Occupational heat exposure endangers the worker’s health during heat exhaustion and it impairs the performance of worker as well. In addition to that, high humidity, personal protective clothing which also includes respiratory creates thermal stress to the worker. There are several acceptable heat prevention techniques and various mitigation measures for protection against heat stress. Various methods are used for assessing workplace heat stress, one of the widely used method among these is WBGT. Proper guidelines and standards can help to overcome the problem. Exposure to excessive heat is an issue for health. Due to global warming, countries like India which has almost 22 most polluted cities out of 30 in the world listed by WHO is experiencing a significant increase in temperature. The intention of this paper is to highlight the impacts on health-related issues while working in a hot environment in all the sectors and design the methods to maintain the health of the workers particularly those who are getting exposed to extreme heat

Keywords

  • work-related heat exposure
  • heat stress
  • WBGT
  • Industrialization
  • Environment
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