L10_ Heat Stress 2012 NEW

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Unformatted text preview: e on Heat Stress. http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/gl_heat.php See also the OSHA Guidelines http://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_iii/otm_iii_4.html The Heat Balance Equation Why you are hot. S = M + (R) + (C )+ (E) + (K) S= heat storage rate M= metabolic rate R= radiation rate C= convection rate E= evaporation rate K= conduction rate Acceptable Heat Stress Exposure According to the OSHA If worker is: Appropriately clothed & Acclimatized & Adequate water and salt intake & Standard followed Then Core temperature should not exceed 38° C http://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_iii/otm_iii_4.html Definition of a MET MET (Metabolic Equivalent): The ratio of the work metabolic rate to th...
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