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Document ID (ISN)109548
CIS number 09-724
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2008
Convention or series no. DMT TF 176
Author(s) Laroudie S., Vuillaume M.
Title Contributions of heart rate measurements on asbestos removal sites under thermal constraints - Feedback
Original title Apport de la cardiofréquencemétrie sur des chantiers de désamiantage sous contrainte thermique - Retour d'expérience [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, No.116, p.513-520. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access$File/TF176.pdf [in French]
Abstract This study presents the findings of cardiofrequency measurements on asbestos removal sites during particularly difficult thermal environmental conditions and specific constraints. Following a literature survey on working under hot conditions, the article presents the protocol developed for heart rate monitoring on asbestos removal sites. It explains the choice of indicators retained for the direct interpretation of the graphs and the practical monitoring of workers. The descriptive and retrospective study includes 173 graphs highlighting the physically and thermally strenuous nature of asbestos removal work, particularly above 45°C. Several criteria that modify the heart rate were observed and are described.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; physical workload; hot workplaces; heart rate monitoring; asbestos removal
Descriptors (secondary) France; medical supervision; conditions of work; construction sites
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing