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ID (ISN) del documento109069
Número CIS 09-28
ISSN - Título de la serie 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Miller V., Bates G.
Título Hydration of outdoor workers in north-west Australia
Información bibliográfica Feb. 2007, Vol.23, No.1, p.79-87. Illus. 14 ref.
Resumen The consequences of work environmental heat stress include reduced safety due to impaired concentration, decreased work capacity and heat-related illness. Maintaining adequate hydration is the most important measure to counteract the effects of thermal stress. In this study, the hydration of groups of outdoor workers at opencast mine sites and related facilities was assessed. Urine specific gravity was used as an indication of hydration levels. Fluid intake was monitored and fluid balance studies were carried out to assess the rate of sweat loss. The majority of workers were found to be inadequately hydrated. Most were hypohydrated at the commencement of the shift, and fluid intakes were, in general, well below those required to replace fluid losses, let alone improve hydration. Recommendations are given for maintaining adequate hydration of workers in hot conditions.
Descriptores (primarios) Australia; trabajo al aire libre; minas; hidratación; trabajos a cielo abierto; carga térmica
Descriptores (secundarios) sudoración por el esfuerzo; deshidratación; valoración de la carga térmica; puestos de trabajo calurosos; agua potable
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAustralia
Tema(s) Ambiente térmico, ventilación
Fisiología del trabajo
Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Mining and quarrying
Heat and cold