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Document ID (ISN)107703
CIS number 08-193
ISSN - Serial title 1285-154X - Santé et Sécurité au Travail Actualités
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Castellan I.
Title Preventive measures to be taken at the place of work during hot weather conditions
Original title Les mesures de prévention à prendre en cas de fortes chaleurs dans les lieux de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information May 2007, No.100, p.10.
Abstract Exposure to heat at the place of work can cause serious health problems and accidents, possibly leading to death, particularly during outdoor work, such as among construction workers or during road inspection and cleaning. In order to ensure work under acceptable conditions, employers are required to take preventive measures as far upstream as possible. This article summarizes the main provisions of French regulations that apply to work during hot weather conditions, concerning the requirement that employers implement individual and organizational preventive measures as a function of weather conditions, applicable to both workplaces and working conditions.
Descriptors (primary) weather; responsibilities of employers; hot workplaces; outdoor work; France
Descriptors (secondary) construction sites; conditions of work; hours of work; work time schedules; comment on law; exposure evaluation; construction industry; weather services; drinking water; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Natural phenomena