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Document ID (ISN)103666
CIS number 04-692
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DMT 97TC97
Author(s) Ganem Y., Meyer J.P., Luzeaux N., Brasseur G., Laborde L., Pomian J.L.
Title Thermal environments: Work during hot spells
Original title Ambiances thermiques: travail en période de fortes chaleurs [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2004, No.97, p.51-68. Illus. 54 ref.
Internet access$File/Visu.html [in French]
Abstract As a result of the heat wave of 2003, many questions were raised concerning the health effects of work in hot environments and possible preventive measures. An information package was put together and published on the French Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (INRS) website. However, it became apparent that this information needed to be further developed and a multidisciplinary working group was established to prepare the present information and guidance document. Contents: thermal comfort; epidemiological data; risk factors; adaptation to heat and effect of heat on humans; prevention measures (working conditions, work organization, selective measures that may be implemented by employers, personal lifestyle measures, technical measures); legal aspects.
Descriptors (primary) climate; plant health organization; thermal environment; heat load; risk factors; summer
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; France; outdoor work; epidemiology; heat acclimatization; information of personnel; thermal comfort; conditions of work; hazard evaluation; individual susceptibility; dehydration
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Heat and cold
Natural phenomena