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Document ID (ISN)70004
CIS number 97-2022
ISSN - Serial title Safety Review
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Title Spotlight on work in winter
Bibliographic information Sep. 1997, No.62, insert p.i-vii. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) winter; protection against cold; outdoor work
Descriptors (secondary) air temperature; wind; frostbite; regulation of body temperature; skin diseases; cold stress
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Natural phenomena