|Document ID (ISN)||110705|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Overview of thermal environments
||Le point sur les ambiances thermiques [in French]|
||June 2010, p.4-7. Illus.
||Climatic conditions greatly influence human performance. Thermal environments that are either too hot or too cold can be detrimental to health and can, in particular, cause reduced concentration ability and loss of dexterity. Furthermore, prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures is hazardous to health. This article reviews the factors that influence thermal comfort, the minimal and maximal temperatures to be complied with, the parameters to be calculated and the preventive measures to be adopted.
||thermal environment; cold workplaces; hot workplaces; thermal comfort; hazard evaluation; health hazards
||manual dexterity; concentration ability; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold