publication . Article . 2018

The effect of hot days on occupational heat stress in the manufacturing industry: implications for workers' well-being and productivity

Tjaša Pogačar; Ana Casanueva; Katja Kozjek; Urša Ciuha; Igor B. Mekjavic; Lučka Kajfež Bogataj; Zalika Črepinšek;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Springer
Climate change is expected to exacerbate heat stress at the workplace in temperate regions, such as Slovenia. It is therefore of paramount importance to study present and future summer heat conditions and analyze the impact of heat on workers. A set of climate indices based on summer mean (Tmean) and maximum (Tmax) air temperatures, such as the number of hot days (HD: Tmax above 30 °C), and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) were used to account for heat conditions in Slovenia at six locations in the period 1981–2010. Observed trends (1961–2011) of Tmean and Tmax in July were positive, being larger in the eastern part of the country. Climate change projections sh...
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Fields of Science and Technology classification: 01 natural sciences0105 earth and related environmental sciences010501 environmental sciences010504 meteorology & atmospheric sciences
free text keywords: Heat stress, Hot day, Wet bulb globe temperature, Occupational health, Climate change, Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Original Paper, Heat stress, Hot day, Wet Bulb Globe Temperature, Occupational health, Climate change, vročinski stres, vroči dnevi, zdravje, delovno mesto, delavci, klimatske spremembe, Hot days, Manufacturing, business.industry, business, Climate change, Productivity, Toxicology, Environmental science, Temperate climate, Wet-bulb globe temperature, Heat stress, Mean radiant temperature, udc:551.58
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Integrated inter-sector framework to increase the thermal resilience of European workers in the context of global warming
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 668786
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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