You work hard regardless of the temperature. This summer, avoid heat stress by learning these fast facts from IRSST.
What is heat stress and strain
- Heat strain is the physiological response of a person exposed to a hot thermal environment.
- Heat stress is measured by taking into account a person’s thermal environment, work load and clothing.
Heat strain monitoring therefore has the advantage of providing a profile of a person’s condition, but the disadvantage of being limited to that of one person.