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Document ID (ISN)40086
CIS number 83-979
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pommerenck C., Granda A., Ibañez M., Almirall P., Mugica J.
Title The microclimate and its relation to the health and productivity of sugar industry workers
Original title El microclima y su relación con la salud y productividad del trabajador de la industria azucarera [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Medicina del Trabajo, Habana, Cuba, Oct. 1982, 15p.
Abstract Results of a study conducted in 10 sugar refineries on 95 workers employed in the boiling and crystallisation of sugar: determination of the corrected effective temperature, physiological examination (heart rate, oral and skin temperatures, hourly sweat rate), psychological tests. Discussion of the tabulated results. Comparison of the data collected before and after introduction of better workplace ventilation shows that appropriate ventilation has both physiological and psychological (improved productivity) benefits.
Descriptors (primary) heat load; ventilation; hot workplaces; sugar industry; microclimate
Descriptors (secondary) hygiene and productivity; heat stress assessment; climatic measurement
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Food industry
Ventilation