Workplace heat stress, health and productivity – an increasing challenge for low and middle income countries during climate change.

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Background: Global climate change is already increasing the average temperature and direct heat exposure in many places around the world. Objectives: To assess the potential impact on occupational health and work capacity for people exposed at work to increasing heat due to climate change. Design: A brief review of basic thermal physiology mechanisms, occupational heat exposure guidelines and heat exposure changes in selected cities.

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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