Abbreviated Guidelines for Heat Stress Exposure
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK
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A wide array of recommendations, rules, and research results were aggregated into a simplified set of decision criteria for estimating threshold levels of heat stress for people working in hot environments. The wet bulb globe temperature WBGT was used as a basis, with appropriate modification for metabolic heat generated during work, velocity of air movement, state of acclimatization, amount of clothing e.g., shorts, jackets, coats, enclosed suits, age, obesity, and sex. When WBGT levels for the person-task-environment combination are exceeded, initiation of appropriate engineering and work practices is indicated.
- Stress Physiology