Climate Change and Global Health, Wallingford, United Kingdom, CABI (www.CABI.org), pp. 45-53.
This chapter describes the 5 components of heat exposure and effect studies in workplace settings: a descriptive pilot study; heat monitoring studies; exploratory interview surveys; quantitative studies of heat exposure-response relationships; and occupational health and economic impact assessment for local climate change. These components can be carried out separately or in combination and the results of local studies can be used to improve occupational health protection actions and can contribute to the global assessments of climate change impacts. The study approaches were developed in the Hothaps programme (High Occupational Temperature Health and Productivity Suppression).