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Document ID (ISN)108666
CIS number 08-1168
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Inaba R., Mirbod S.M.
Title Comparison of subjective symptoms and hot prevention measures in summer between traffic control workers and construction workers in Japan
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, Vol.45, No.1, p.91-99. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract A survey on heat-related subjective symptoms and protection measures against heat during outdoor work in summer was conducted among 204 traffic control workers and 115 construction workers, all male, in Japan. Their workloads were estimated at relative metabolic rates of 1-2 and 2-4, respectively. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information on age, occupational career, working habit, present or past history of diseases, individual preventive measures to the heat, and subjective symptoms during summer. Findings are discussed. Some preventive countermeasures to improve working conditions in outdoor work environments are presented.
Descriptors (primary) outdoor work; heat load; construction industry; limitation of exposure; road traffic control
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Japan; hot workplaces; physical workload; questionnaire survey; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Road transportation
Construction industry and civil engineering