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Document ID (ISN)109458
CIS number 09-441
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-327-3
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-591
Author(s) Drolet D., Dessureault P.C.
Title Computer-based tools for thermal stress management
Original title Utilitaires informatiques pour la gestion des contraintes thermiques [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008. iv, 20p. Illus. 8 ref. Price: CAD 6.30. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-591.pdf [in French]
Abstract Quebec occupational safety and health regulations (RSST) specify permissible exposure values (PEVs) for heat, based on the WBGT index. Their measurement requires technical means that are not always available in workplaces. To help manage thermal stress, the Occupational safety and health commission (CSST) published a heat stroke prevention guide in 2003 that contains a calculation process leading to a corrected air temperature (CAT) that does not require any special instrumentation. This report describes the research efforts leading to the development of a computer-based tool for estimating the CAT for use by occupational hygienists.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; hazard evaluation; heat load
Descriptors (secondary) air temperature; public OSH institutions; Canada; computer applications; WBGT index; description of technique; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Risk evaluation