|Document ID (ISN)||101850|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Clapp A.J., Bishop P.A., Smith J.F., Lloyd L.K., Wright K.E.
||A review of fluid replacement for workers in hot jobs
||Mar.-Apr. 2002, Vol.63, No.2, p.190-198. 95 ref.
||Prolonged work in hot environments leads to progressive water and electrolyte loss from the body. The rate of sweating varies among individuals and depends on the environmental conditions, but with protective clothing and in very hot environments, rates can reach 2.25L/h. Because hypohydration will impair physical performance and increases the risk of heat injury, consumption of fluids is necessary to prevent dehydration. Much of the research on rehydration has been conducted in sports settings. This review interprets the existing research literature on hydration to provide industrial hygienists and safety professionals with scientific bases for making recommendations regarding beverage availability and hydration practices. Although water fountains are very common, some previous research has reported that drinks containing low to moderate levels of electrolytes and carbohydrates may provide some significant advantages in industrial situations.
||occupational hygiene; hot workplaces; hydration
||literature survey; protective clothing; heat stress disease; work efficiency; drinking fountains; sweat rate; drinks at work; electrolytes; dehydration
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold