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ID (ISN) del documento108665
Número CIS 08-1167
ISSN - Título de la serie 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Tanaka M.
Título Heat stress standard for hot work environments in Japan
Información bibliográfica Jan. 2007, Vol.45, No.1, p.85-90. Illus. 21 ref.
Acceso Internet 08-1167.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen Threshold limit values (TLVs) are normally defined to protect workers from the severest effects of thermal stress and to establish the exposures to heat in working environments. The criteria have been mainly set for working in mines and factories. However, acute heat strokes sometimes occur in outdoor work environments such as construction and agriculture. Furthermore, Japan has a very hot and humid climate during summer. The WBGT index is a useful evaluation value for hot environments and should be used as a standard during summer. Humidity also constitutes a problem in indoor workplaces. Therefore, it is proposed that TLVs for thermal conditions be defined according to seasons and physical workload.
Descriptores (primarios) Japón; puestos de trabajo calurosos; carga térmica; trabajo al aire libre
Descriptores (secundarios) humedad; valores umbrales; clima subtropical; comentario de norma; limitación de la exposición; índice WBGT; carga física
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaJapón
Tema(s) Ambiente térmico, ventilación
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Heat and cold