|Document ID (ISN)||108665|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Heat stress standard for hot work environments in Japan
||Jan. 2007, Vol.45, No.1, p.85-90. Illus. 21 ref.
||Threshold limit values (TLVs) are normally defined to protect workers from the severest effects of thermal stress and to establish the exposures to heat in working environments. The criteria have been mainly set for working in mines and factories. However, acute heat strokes sometimes occur in outdoor work environments such as construction and agriculture. Furthermore, Japan has a very hot and humid climate during summer. The WBGT index is a useful evaluation value for hot environments and should be used as a standard during summer. Humidity also constitutes a problem in indoor workplaces. Therefore, it is proposed that TLVs for thermal conditions be defined according to seasons and physical workload.
||Japan; hot workplaces; heat load; outdoor work
||humidity; threshold limit values; subtropical climate; comment on standard; limitation of exposure; WBGT index; physical workload
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold