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Excessive occupational heat exposure: a significant ergonomic challenge and health risk for current and future workers

Overview of attention for article published in Extreme Physiology & Medicine, July 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#24 of 105)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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7 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

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Title
Excessive occupational heat exposure: a significant ergonomic challenge and health risk for current and future workers
Published in
Extreme Physiology & Medicine, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/2046-7648-3-14
Pubmed ID
Authors

Rebekah A I Lucas, Yoram Epstein, Tord Kjellstrom

Abstract

Occupational heat exposure threatens the health of a worker not only when heat illness occurs but also when a worker's performance and work capacity is impaired. Occupational contexts that involve hot and humid climatic conditions, heavy physical workloads and/or protective clothing create a strenuous and potentially dangerous thermal load for a worker. There are recognized heat prevention strategies and international thermal ergonomic standards to protect the worker. However, such standards have been developed largely in temperate western settings, and their validity and relevance is questionable for some geographical, cultural and socioeconomic contexts where the risk of excessive heat exposure can be high. There is evidence from low- and middle-income tropical countries that excessive heat exposure remains a significant issue for occupational health. Workers in these countries are likely to be at high risk of excessive heat exposure as they are densely populated, have large informal work sectors and are expected to experience substantial increases in temperature due to global climate change. The aim of this paper is to discuss current and future ergonomic risks associated with working in the heat as well as potential methods for maintaining the health and productivity of workers, particularly those most vulnerable to excessive heat exposure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Unknown 226 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 40 17%
Student > Master 37 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 15%
Student > Bachelor 30 13%
Other 19 8%
Other 39 17%
Unknown 32 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 38 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 33 14%
Engineering 30 13%
Sports and Recreations 16 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 5%
Other 60 26%
Unknown 43 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 November 2021.
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#1,481,978
of 19,441,086 outputs
Outputs from Extreme Physiology & Medicine
#24
of 105 outputs
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#17,183
of 204,082 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Extreme Physiology & Medicine
#1
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