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Document ID (ISN)78459
CIS number 02-899
ISSN - Serial title 1455-8459 - Barents - Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hassi J., Mńkinen T.
Title How to assess and manage cold-related risks in northern workplaces?
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol.3, No.1-2, p.23-26. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract Exposure to low temperatures at work can give rise frostbite and hypothermia. Indirect effects and effects from longer-term exposure include a reduction of mental alertness, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and hyper-reactivity to cold, such as cold-induced urticaria, common in Finland. This article describes a European Union project aimed at developing tools for cold work risk assessment and management in order to reduce or prevent cold-related adverse effects.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; cold workplaces; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) training of OSH personnel; Russian Federation; Sweden; Norway; Finland; European Communities; cardiovascular diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; vigilance; frostbite; exposure evaluation; international cooperation; respiratory diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Risk evaluation