heat stress

Calculating Workplace WBGT from Meteorological Data: A Tool for Climate Change Assessment

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2012

The WBGT heat stress index has been well tested under a variety of climatic conditions and quantitative links have been established between WBGT and the work-rest cycles needed to prevent heat stress effects at the workplace. While there are more specific methods based on indi-vidual physiological measurements to determine heat strain in an individual worker, the WBGT index is used in international and national standards to specify workplace heat stress risks.

Regional maps of occupational heat exposure: past, present and potential future

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2010

Background: An important feature of climate change is increasing human heat exposure in workplaces without cooling systems in tropical and subtropical countries. Detailed gridded heat exposure maps will provide essential information for public health authorities. Objectives: To develop and test methods for calculating occupational heat exposures and present results in easily interpreted maps.

Heat Stress in the USA

ICEE2012 conference Queenstown NZ February 2013 Explains different methodology required when calculating heat stress in temperate climates Determines the loss of productivity from heat stress now and in the future (2030 and 2050)

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02/2013
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Heat Stress in Australia

Prezi presentation on Heat Stress in Australia ANU November 2012 Theory bubble: why temperature by itself doesn’t adequately measure heat stressIndex Comparison bubble: Comparing Different Heat indexes for AustraliaConsequences bubble: Health and productivity loss from heat stressFuture predictions bubble:  GCM models to predict heat stress in Australia in 2030 and 2050Collecting Data bubble:  Methods used to collect current data on heat stressGIS data bubble:  Examples of GIS output for Australia now and in futureStation Data bubble: Using daily and hourly station data to calculate heat stress

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11/2012
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