|Document ID (ISN)||112519|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Katica C.P., Pritchett R.C., Pritchett K.L., Del Pozzi A.T., Balilionis G., Burnham T.
||Effects of forearm vs. leg submersion in work tolerance time in a hot environment while wearing firefighter protective clothing
||Aug. 2011, Vol.8, No.8, p.473-477. Illus. 18 ref.
||Effects_of_forearm_vs._leg_submersion_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
||This study compared physiological responses and total work tolerance time following forearm submersion (FS) or leg submersion (LS) in cool water, after performing work in a hot environment while wearing firefighting protective clothing (FPC). Participants walked at 3.5 mph on a treadmill in a hot environment until a rectal temperature of 38.5░C was reached. They were then subjected to one of two peripheral cooling interventions, in a counterbalanced order. Forearms or lower legs were submerged in water (16.9▒0.8░C) for 20 min, followed by a work tolerance trial. Findings are discussed. There was little difference between FS and LS for physiological measures. Despite a lack of statistical significance a 5-min (24%) increase was found for work tolerance time following LS.
||hot workplaces; body temperature restoration; heat load; fire fighting; protective clothing
||USA; pulse rate; body-core temperature; thermal comfort; comparative study
||D - Periodical articles
Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces