Thermal Environments

Assessing Hot & Cold 

Environments

Hot Environments

Thermal Environments

Hot and cold environments give rise to an increase risk of heat induced or cold induced injuries as a result of excessive and prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures.

Operatives who are exposed to hot temperatures are likely to experience occupational illness caused by the physiological effects of heat strain. Here are some examples: Heat Rash (Prickly Heat) Dehydration Fatigue and Reduced Physical and Mental Performance. Heat Cramps Heat Syncope (Fainting) Heat Stroke

Cold Environments

Operatives who are exposed to cold temperatures are likely to experience occupational illness caused by the physiological effects of cold strain. Here are some examples: Cold Diuresis Leading to Dehydration Frost Bite Loss of Manual Dexterity Fatigue and Reduced Physical and Mental Performance. Frostbite Trench-foot Hyperthermia

Our occupational hygienists can undertake surveys, helping businesses quantify risks of exposure to hot or cold temperatures. From this, suitable and sufficient measures can be taken to help mitigate the risk and protect worker health.

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