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Preventing Heat Stress at Work


Preventing Heat Stress at Work

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.

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