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Document ID (ISN)107488
CIS number 07-1376
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bennett J.
Title Feeling sleepy?
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, Vol.25, No.1, p.43-45. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Sleepiness is often related to the build-up of exhaled carbon dioxide in work premises. This article discusses what carbon dioxide is, how it can affect work performance and how safety and health practitioners can act to reduce uncomfortable levels. Topics addressed: natural and mechanical ventilation of work premises; threshold limit value of 5000ppm (8h TWA) for carbon dioxide at the workplace defined by United Kingdom regulations; monitoring of carbon dioxide levels in workplace atmospheres.
Descriptors (primary) carbon dioxide; fatigue; breathing atmosphere; premises; sleep
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; responsibilities of employers; workplace monitoring; ventilation; work efficiency; limitation of exposure; United Kingdom
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Carbon dioxide
Inorganic substances