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Citation

Srivastava A, Kumar R, Joseph E, Kumar A. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 2000; 44(6): 449-453.

Affiliation

Mumbai Zonal Laboratory, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), 89-B, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, 400 018, Mumbai, India. neeri@giasbm".vsnl.net.in

Copyright

(Copyright © 2000, Oxford University Press)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

10963709

Abstract

The heat exposure for working conditions in coastal areas of tropical and subtropical countries like India is a crucial factor in improved qualitative and quantitative production. The hot climate augments the heat exposure close to sources like furnaces. In the present work heat exposure to workers in glass manufacturing units in a coastal area of India has been assessed. The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT), the Corrected Effective Temperature (CET) and Mean Radiant Temperature (MRT) were measured. The WBGT values much exceeded ACGIH TLVs. A revision of these standards to suit tropical and subtropical conditions is required. The recommended durations of work and rest have been estimated.


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