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Document ID (ISN)68047
CIS number 96-2279
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 Validation of a personal heat stress monitor
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.57, No.7, p.650-657. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract This study is an evaluation of the validity of a personal heat strain monitor in predicting body-core temperature. The rational basis for development of such a monitor is due to the large interindividual variability of workers' responses to heat and because working in heat is hard to manage safely, taking also into account differences in the protective suits. The results are that the validated monitor underestimates rectal temperature prediction for both vapour permeable and vapour barrier suits, but with the latter clothing it is more effective in alerting workers to incipient danger.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; protection against heat; heat load; body-core temperature
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing