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ID (ISN) del documento112514
Número CIS 12-0339
ISSN - Título de la serie 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Matsuzuki H., Ito A., Ayabe M., Haruyama Y., Tomita S., Katamoto S., Muto T.
Título The effects of work environments on thermal strain on workers in commercial kitchens
Información bibliográfica Sep. 2011, Vol.49, No.5, p.605-613. Illus. 33 ref.
Acceso Internet The_effects_of_work_environments_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
ILO_CIS_12-0339_[INTRANET_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Resumen The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to examine the effect of working environments in various kinds of commercial kitchens on the thermal strain of kitchen workers. Data collection was performed during busy times in eight commercial kitchens in Japan. Measured environmental variables were air temperature, radiant heat index, wet bulb globe thermometer index (WBGT) in front of the cookers, ambient temperature, and estimated ambient WBGT around the workers. The thermal strain on workers was evaluated by fluid loss, body temperatures, heart rate and amount of physical activity. The work environments were affected by the kitchen spaces, cooling devices, heating methods and heat sources. However even in midsummer, when environmental temperatures were controlled adequately, estimated ambient WBGTs around workers were below the occupational exposure limit. Overall, work environments and thermal strain on workers in commercial kitchen were not severe.
Descriptores (primarios) Japón; puestos de trabajo calurosos; trabajo en cocinas; condiciones de trabajo; carga térmica; restaurantes
Descriptores (secundarios) ritmo cardiaco; carga física; débito sudoral; estudio transversal; índice WBGT
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Fisiología del trabajo
Ambiente térmico, ventilación
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Hotels and restaurants
Heat and cold