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Document ID (ISN)68596
CIS number 97-624
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gazey C., Bates G., Matthew B.
Title Fluid loss and replacement in petroleum workers from the north west of Western Australia
Bibliographic information Aug. 1996, Vol.12, No.4, p.457-461. 11 ref.
Abstract Fluid loss, fluid intake, heart rate, and work rate (% physical capacity) were recorded for seven petroleum exploration workers in Western Australia. In relatively mild environmental conditions over two days, the average fluid loss was 434mL/h, fluid intake 466mL/h, and workrate 22%. Only three workers consistently replaced their fluid losses over the study period. Recommendations for the prevention of heat illness include adequate fluid replacement strategies to minimize the risk of hyperthermia, appropriate work-rest patterns, and worker education.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; heat load; hot workplaces; petroleum and natural gas industry; water requirements
Descriptors (secondary) physical performance; drinks at work; sweat rate; dehydration
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Heat and cold