|Document ID (ISN)||67133|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Beaird J.S., Bauman T.R., Leeper J.D.
||Oral and tympanic temperatures as heat strain indicators for workers wearing chemical protective clothing
||Apr. 1996, Vol.57, No.4, p.344-347. Illus. 17 ref.
||Oral, tympanic and rectal temperatures along with heart rate and mean skin temperature were recorded for 20 subjects walking on a treadmill while wearing chemical protective clothing. No significant differences were observed between oral temperature change and rectal temperature change at the 20-, 30-, 40- and 60-minute intervals, but a significant difference was noted at the 50-minute and final readings. No significant differences were observed between tympanic and rectal temperatures at any interval or the final reading. Results indicate that tympanic temperature has potential as a heat strain indicator for workers wearing chemical protective clothing, but oral temperature does not.
||chemical protective clothing; heat stress assessment; body temperature
||exercise tests; body-core temperature
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)