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Document ID (ISN)66362
CIS number 96-1012
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marszałek A., Sołtyński K., Sawicka A.
Title Physiological method of evaluating protective clothing for work in a cold environment
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.1, No.3, p.235-243. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Three kinds of cold protective clothing were tested on six male subjects performing ergometric exercises in a climatic chamber at -10 and -15░C. Changes in core and skin temperature, pulmonary minute ventilation, heart rate, body mass, and temperature and relative humidity under the clothes were measured. Results show that thermal equilibrium was achieved and maintained throughout the investigated work time (60min) and that the tested clothing may be worn during the whole shift. Changes in thermal stress criteria can be used to determine the maximum duration of exposure for cold protective clothing with unknown thermal insulation.
Descriptors (primary) protection against cold; cold workplaces; insulating clothing
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of equipment; thermal balance; comfort criteria; pulse rate; regulation of body temperature
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing