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ID (ISN) del documento111316
Número CIS 10-0885
ISSN - Título de la serie 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Joubert D., Thomsen J., Harrison O.
Título Safety in the heat: A comprehensive program for prevention of heat illness among workers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Información bibliográfica Mar. 2011, Vol.101, No.3, p.395-398. Illus. 2 ref.
Acceso Internet 10-0885.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The Safety in the Heat programme was developed in response to the extreme heat stress conditions experienced by workers in the United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries each summer, where ambient air temperatures often reach 45°C and higher with 90% humidity. A comprehensive, multimedia, economical education and awareness programme targeting companies in the region was developed; 465 companies employing 814 996 heat-exposed workers across 6254 work and labor residence sites were reached. Feedback from programme participants indicated a high level of support and satisfaction. Results indicated a marked reduction in heat related illness over a period of two years (2008-2009) at two companies, one of which reported a combined 79.5% decrease in cases, while the other experienced a 50% reduction in serious cases.
Descriptores (primarios) Emiratos Árabes Unidos; trastornos producidos por el calor; programas de higiene
Descriptores (secundarios) puestos de trabajo calurosos; trabajo al aire libre; carga térmica; valoración del programa
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Fisiología del trabajo
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Heat and cold