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Document ID (ISN)78035
CIS number 02-405
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Srivastava A., Kumar R., Joseph E., Kumar A.
Title Heat exposure study in the workplace in a glass manufacturing unit in India
Bibliographic information Sep. 2000, Vol.44, No.6, p.449-453. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract The heat exposure of workers in coastal areas of tropical countries such as India can have important consequences on productivity and product quality. The hot climate exacerbates the heat exposure close to sources like furnaces. In the present study, heat exposure to workers in glass manufacturing units in a coastal region of India have been assessed. The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT), the Corrected Effective Temperature (CET) and Mean Radiant Temperature (MRT) were measured. The WBGT values much exceeded the threshold limit values recommended by the American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). Recommendations are made with respect to work and rest periods for hot workplaces suited to tropical conditions. Certain aspects of the AGCIH standard also need to be adapted to suit tropical conditions.
Descriptors (primary) tropical climate; heat load; hot workplaces; glass industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; conditions of work; length of exposure; WBGT index; radiant temperature measurement; corrected effective temperature
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Glass, pottery and related materials
Heat and cold
Natural phenomena