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ID (ISN) del documento110791
Número CIS 10-0401
ISSN - Título de la serie 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Haruyama Y., Muto T., Matsuzuki H., Ito A., Tomita S., Muto S., Haratani T., Seo A., Ayabe M., Katamoto S.
Título Evaluation of subjective thermal strain in different kitchen working environments using subjective judgment scales
Información bibliográfica Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.135-144. Illus. 29 ref.
Acceso Internet Evaluation_of_subjective_thermal_strain.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen To elucidate the subjective thermal strain of workers in kitchen working environments, a cross-sectional study involving 991 workers in 126 kitchen facilities in Japan was performed, using a self-reporting questionnaire survey and subjective judgment scales (SJS). The ambient temperature, mean radiant temperature (MRT), and wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index were measured in 10 kitchen facilities among the 126 kitchens. The association of SJS with the types of kitchen was estimated by multiple logistic regression models. Of the 991 kitchen workers, 809 (81%) responded to the questionnaire survey. Compared with electric kitchens, the proportion of workers who perceived the room temperature as hot to very hot was significantly higher, and the ambient temperature, MRT and WBGT were significantly higher in gas kitchens. Compared with electric kitchens, workers in gas kitchens had a more than fivefold (males) and tenfold (females) higher SJS adjusted for confounding factors (male odds ratio (OR), 5.13 and female OR 10.9). Although SJS was affected by some confounding factors, the results suggest that workers in gas kitchens might be exposed to a higher heat strain than those in electric kitchens.
Descriptores (primarios) trabajo en cocinas; temperatura corporal; carga térmica; índice WBGT
Descriptores (secundarios) Japón; valoración de la carga térmica; apreciación subjetiva; estudio comparado; encuesta por cuestionario; factores de confusión; valoración estadística
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Ambiente térmico, ventilación
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Heat and cold
Métodos estadísticos