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ID (ISN) del documento109632
Número CIS 09-717
ISSN - Título de la serie 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Bates G.P., Schneider J.
Título Hydration status and physiological workload of UAE construction workers: A prospective longitudinal observational study
Información bibliográfica Sep. 2008, Vol.3, No.21, 10p. Illus. 29 ref.
Acceso Internet http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-21.pdf [en inglés]
09-0717.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The objective of the study was to investigate the physiological responses of construction workers under thermally stressful environments in the United Arab Emirates using Thermal Work Limit (TWL) as a method of environmental risk assessment. Body temperature, fluid intake and urine specific gravity were recorded, and continuous heart rate monitoring was used to assess fatigue. Subjects were monitored over three consecutive shifts. TWL and WBGT were used to assess the thermal stress. The results indicated that the workers were not physiologically challenged despite fluctuating harsh environmental conditions. Core body temperatures were not elevated suggesting satisfactory thermoregulation. The data demonstrate that people can work, without adverse physiological effects in hot conditions if they are provided with the appropriate fluids and are allowed to self-pace.
Descriptores (primarios) trabajo al aire libre; carga física; carga térmica; Emiratos Árabes Unidos; canteras para construcción; construcciones y obras publicas; puestos de trabajo calurosos; deshidratación
Descriptores (secundarios) cadencia del trabajo; temperatura corporal; hidratación; valoración de la fatiga; índice WBGT; ritmo cardiaco; programas de trabajo y reposo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEmiratos Árabes Unidos; Australia
Tema(s) Fisiología del trabajo
Construcción e ingenería civil
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Heat and cold
Construction industry and civil engineering