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ID (ISN) del documento111144
Número CIS 10-0672
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-302-0
Año 2008
Número de serie Etudes et Recherches Rapport R-580
Autor(es) Dessureault P.C., Tellier A.
Título Auto-surveillance of the thermal stress of young workers assigned to hay storage
Título original L'autosurveillance de l'astreinte thermique des jeunes travailleurs affectés à l'engrangement du foin [en francés]
Información bibliográfica Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008. v, 50p. Illus. 68 ref. Price: CAD 7.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Acceso Internet Rapport_R-580.pdf [en francés]
Resumen Observations of young workers assigned to hay storage have confirmed extremely high levels of heat stress. Occupational safety and health regulations recommend using the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) to measure heat stress. However, this index is difficult to apply in an agricultural environment, mainly because it requires specialized knowledge and instruments. This study investigated the feasibility of applying an auto-surveillance program intended for young workers. The experiments carried out among these workers have shown that they can ensure their own safety if they monitor their level of heat stress by means of a cardiofrequency meter measuring their heart rate. However, employers must also provide them with the appropriate beverages, encourage them to take breaks and supply them with all the necessary information about their working in hot environments.
Descriptores (primarios) puestos de trabajo calurosos; trabajos agrícolas; carga térmica; jóvenes; agricultura
Descriptores (secundarios) Canadá; medida de la frecuencia cardíaca; fiabilidad; participación de los trabajadores; índice WBGT; informe; descripción del procedimiento
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Fisiología del trabajo
Ambiente térmico, ventilación
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Riesgos físicos
Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Heat and cold
Agricultura