|Document ID (ISN)||78332|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Rissanen S., Rintamäki H., Holmér I.
||Prediction of duration limited exposure for participants wearing chemical protective clothing in the cold
||2000, Vol.6, No.4, p.451-461. Illus. 18 ref.
||The suitability of the IREQ (insulation required) index for predicting the thermal responses of six participants wearing chemical protective clothing was tested at -20 and -25°C. IREQ was used to calculate the duration-limited exposure (DLE). Measured DLE correlated well with the predicted DLE. In exposures exceeding 40min, however, the predicted DLE tended to be 10-20min too short compared to the measured DLE. During short exposures, the prediction was 5-20min too long. IREQ overestimated the cold strain in participants wearing chemical protective clothing during cold exposures longer than 40min. Nevertheless, the predicted DLE never exceeded measured times; consequently, the prediction was always safe from the occupational point of view.
||chemical protective clothing; cold workplaces; length of exposure
||cold stress; prediction; protection against cold; thermal comfort
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; Sweden|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold