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Document ID (ISN)68878
CIS number 97-625
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Griefahn B., Bröde P., Forsthoff A.
Title On the physiological response to work in a moderately cold environment
Original title Zur thermophysiologischen Situation von Beschäftigten in mässiger Kälte [in German]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1996, Vol.31, No.4, p.168-174. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The skin temperature on the chest, upper and lower back remained in the comfortable range and the rectal temperature of 6 female and 33 male workers of the food industry remained unaffected by work in temperatures between 0 and 15°C. The insulating clothing worn by the workers had a higher thermal insulation than required by the standard ISO TR 11079. It ranged between 0.7 and 2.3clo. The energy metabolism varied between 99 and 242W/m2. Hand and feet remained below the comfortable range throughout the shift during which the measurements were taken. It is recommended to study the connection of repeated cooling of the extremities with the prevalence of certain diseases such as Raynaud's phenomenon.
Descriptors (primary) body-core temperature; skin temperature; cold workplaces; insulating clothing; food industry; energy metabolism
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; occupational physiology; body temperature; upper extremities; lower extremities; fingers; foot; biological effects; cold; hand
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Food industry
Heat and cold