|Document ID (ISN)||112036|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1439-6319 - European Journal of Applied Physiology
|Convention or series no.
||Oliveira A.V., Gaspar A.R., Quintela D.A.
||Occupational exposure to cold thermal environments: A field study in Portugal
||2008, No.104, p.207-214. Illus. 28 ref.
||Occupational_exposure.pdf [in English]
||This study of cold thermal environments covered 101 workplaces from 32 industrial units in six activity sectors in Portugal. Work environments were allocated to typical exposure categories corresponding to freezing and refrigerating cold stores and free-running or controlled air temperature manufacturing workplaces. Cold exposure levels were evaluated using the ISO/TR 11079 standard. Findings show that a significant percentage of workers are repeatedly exposed to extreme conditions with insufficient clothing insulation. Among a total of 3667 workers, about one-third (1151) are exposed to cold. Other findings are discussed.
||Portugal; cold workplaces; exposure evaluation; job-exposure relation
||body temperature; air-conditioned premises; food industry; cold storage
||D - Periodical articles
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold