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Evaluation of Heat Stress and Comparison of Heat Stress Indices in Outdoor Work
옥외 작업에서의 온열환경 평가 및 온열지수 비교
Kim, Yangho;Oh, Inbo;Lee, Jiho;Kim, Jaehoon;Chung, In-Sung;Lim, Hak-Jae;Park, Jung-Keun;Park, Jungsun
- Received : 2015.12.21
- Accepted : 2016.03.10
- Published : 2016.04.29
Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess heat stress, compare heat stress indices, and evaluate the usefulness of wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) among outdoor workers exposed to heat during the summer season. Methods: WBGT, dry temperature, and heat index were measured using WBGT measurers (QUESTemp 32 model and QUESTemp 34 model, QUEST, WI, USA) by industrial hygienists from August 27 to September 16, 2015. Heat stress indices were measured at the workplaces of a shipbuilder in Ulsan and a construction site in Daegu. The dry temperature observed by the Automated Synoptic Observing System (ASOS) of the Korea Meteorological Administration was also compared. Results: Dry temperature measured by WBGT is different from that by ASOS. The temperature obtained from ASOS was less than
Heat;heat stroke;outdoor work;WBGT
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