|Document ID (ISN)||65776|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||O'Leary C., Parsons K.C.
||The role of the IREQ index in the design of working practices for cold environments
||Oct. 1994, Vol.38, No.5, p.705-719. Illus. 10 ref.
||For any cold environment a calculation can be made of the minimum clothing insulation required by workers (IREQ). Two studies are reported which investigated the role of the IREQ index in the design of working practices for cold indoor environments. The two studies suggest that the use of the IREQ index alone as a working practice may not be adequate to provide thermal comfort. The IREQ index was suggested as adequate initial protection against the strain induced on a worker in a cold environment. The design tool included the IREQ index as an initial indicator of cold stress; subsequent application of local clothing adjustment, followed by suitable general working practices were then required to achieve thermal comfort.
||protective clothing; cold stress; cold workplaces; protection against cold; insulating clothing; comfort assessment
||body temperature; thermal discomfort; comparative study; temperature measurement; subject variability; human experiments
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom; New Zealand|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
Heat and cold