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Document ID (ISN)66487
CIS number 96-1110
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Reneau P.D., Bishop P.A.
Title A review of the suggested wet bulb globe temperature adjustment for encapsulating protective clothing
Bibliographic information Jan. 1996, Vol.57, No.1, p.58-61. 10 ref.
Abstract A review is presented of research relevant to the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' (ACGIH) suggested wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) adjustment to threshold limit values (TLV) for workers in vapour barrier encapsulative protective clothing. This adjustment was recommended to be 10░ according to the 1990 ACGIH guidelines but was not included in the 1991 guidelines. Six studies were reviewed comparing heart rate and rectal temperature increase over time. Findings support the suggested WBGT TLV adjustment of 10░ when wearing encapsulating protective clothing.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; hot workplaces; permissible effective temperature
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; humidity measurement; physical workload; body-core temperature
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing