Heat Stress Assessment

Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress in employees engaged in such operations. Such places include: iron and steel foundries, nonferrous foundries, brick-firing and ceramic plants, glass products facilities, rubber products factories, electrical utilities (particularly boiler rooms), bakeries, confectioneries, commercial kitchens, laundries, food canneries, chemical plants, mining sites, smelters, and steam tunnels.


Outdoor operations conducted in hot weather, such as construction, refining, asbestos removal, and hazardous waste site activities, especially those that require workers to wear semipermeable or impermeable protective clothing, are also likely to cause heat stress among exposed workers.


SSIPL CONDUCTS HEAT STRESS ASSESSMENT USING FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION METHODOLOGIES :

  • Employer, employee interviews
  • Walkaround inspections
  • Work-load assessments
  • WBGT monitoring
  • Personal Heat Stress Monitoring
  • Suggestions

HEAT STRESS MAPPING PROGRAM :

  • Area [WBGT] heat stress monitoring
  • Personal heat stress monitoring
  • Work load calculation
  • Heat Stress Mapping
  • Area noise monitoring
  • Personal dosimetry monitoring
  • Heavy Metal fumes monitoring
  • Poly-aromatic hydrocarbon [PAHs]

DELIVERABLES :

  • Area heat stress
    • Heat stress [inside]
    • Heat stress [outside]
    • Work—load calculations
  • Personal heat stress
    • Core body temperature
  • Zone / mapping of area
  • Exposure assessment
    • Noise
    • Heavy metal fumes
    • Dust
    • Poly-aromatic hydrocarbons [PAHs]
    • Carbon monoxide



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