|Document ID (ISN)||70004|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Spotlight on work in winter
||Sep. 1997, No.62, insert p.i-vii. 8 ref.
||Health hazards associated with outdoor work in winter are briefly reviewed. Environmental factors are discussed (temperature, wind chill factor) along with the effects of cold on the body (body heat regulation, impairment of manual and mental tasks). Specific cold injuries include frostbite, skin disorders, hypothermia and heart disease. Preventive measures include safe work practices, work breaks, provision of shelter and protective clothing.
||winter; protection against cold; outdoor work
||air temperature; wind; frostbite; regulation of body temperature; skin diseases; cold stress
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold