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Document ID (ISN)110705
CIS number 10-0272
ISSN - Serial title Prevent Focus
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Title Overview of thermal environments
Original title Le point sur les ambiances thermiques [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2010, p.4-7. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) thermal environment; cold workplaces; hot workplaces; thermal comfort; hazard evaluation; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) manual dexterity; concentration ability; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold