occupational diseases

Impact of climate change on occupational health and productivity: a systematic literature review focusing on workplace heat

Levi M, Kjellstrom T, Baldasseroni A

Background: With climate change, mean annual air temperatures are getting hotter and extreme weather events will become more and more common in most parts of the world. Objectives: As part of the EU funded project HEAT-SHIELD we conducted a systematic review to summarize the epidemiological evidence of the effects of global warming-related heat exposure on workers’ health and productivity.