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Document ID (ISN)78332
CIS number 02-400
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rissanen S., Rintamäki H., Holmér I.
Title Prediction of duration limited exposure for participants wearing chemical protective clothing in the cold
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol.6, No.4, p.451-461. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) chemical protective clothing; cold workplaces; length of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) cold stress; prediction; protection against cold; thermal comfort
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland; Sweden
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing