Occupational heat stress assessment and protective strategies in the context of climate change

Chuansi Gao, Kalev Kuklane, Per-Olof Östergren, Tord Kjellstrom

Global warming will unquestionably increase the impact of heat on individuals who work in already hot workplaces in hot climate areas. The increasing prevalence of this environmental health risk requires the improvement of assessment methods linked to meteorological data. Such new methods will help to reveal the size of the problem and design appropriate interventions at individual, workplace and societal level.