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Ghanbary Sartang A, Palyzban F, Abedi M, Sadeghi S. Assessment of occupational exposure to heat stress based on the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature index in the steel industry workers. 3. 2017; 4 (2) :44-49
URL: http://jpm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-245-en.html
Bs Occupational Health Engineering, Health Network and Treatment eyvan city, ilam, Iran.
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Introduction: Heat stress in many industries, including steel, a serious threat to the health and safety of workers is considered. The aim of this study was to Assessment of occupational exposure to heat stress based on the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature index in the steel industry workers.
Methods: This study Descriptive - analytic and cross- sectional was conducted in 11 workstation a steel industry that somehow had occupational exposure to heat in 2014. Wet Bulb Globe Temperature index devices to measure heat stress were used. Finally, after collecting the data, statistical analysis used SPSS20 software and test statistics descriptive.
Results: The results showed that the highest exposure to heat stress in rolled operator (31.5° C) and minimal exposure to heat stress was in the operator main room (18.52 ° C). In units Poker furnace operator, lift operator, operator ruffing, wrench operator, operator rolling work, Scissors operator and lathe operator exposure was standard excessive.
Conclusion: The findings of this study showed, employment in industries such as steel due to its exothermic process, a threat to the health of these Kinds of workers and the heat conservation planning intervention action shall conduct be taken to reduce exposure.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/01/16 | Accepted: 2018/01/16 | Published: 2018/01/16

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