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Document ID (ISN)108361
CIS number 08-932
ISSN - Serial title 1285-154X - Santé et Sécurité au Travail Actualités
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Labbé F.
Title Occupational exposure to cold
Original title L'exposition professionnelle au froid [in French]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2007, No.105. p.5-6, 12.
Abstract Each year, the exposure of workers to cold work environments causes numerous occupational accidents across many sectors of activity. Many could have been avoided by implementing suitable preventive measures. This article summarizes the legal responsibilities of employers with respect to hazard evaluation and preventive measures for work in cold environments. It also explains the hazards of exposure to cold and how to evaluate thermal strain, the energy consumed by workers and the insulating properties of protective clothing supplied to workers.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; cold workplaces; France
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; hazard evaluation; heat stress assessment; equipment testing; insulating clothing
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold