Surveillance of work environment and heat stress assessment using meteorological data

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Abstract

Health surveillance and workplace surveillance are two related but different aspects of occupational health services. The assessment of heat stress using heat indices and thermal models in connection with meteorological data is an important part of surveillance of workplace heat. The assessment of heat exposure provides the basis for occupational health services. Workers should have health surveillance if the high heat stress cannot be reduced.

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Authors
Organisations
External organisations
  • Australian National University
  • Centre for Technology Research & Innovation (CETRI)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health

Keywords

  • Health surveillance, Heat balance, Heat stress assessment, Thermal climate, Thermal models and indices, Workplace surveillance
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-196
JournalInternational Journal of Biometeorology
Volume63
Issue number2
Early online date2019 Jan 4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes