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Heat Stress Article Collection

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

To protect workers this summer, the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) has assembled articles for a Virtual Issue on the topic of Heat Stress.

The following selection includes a brand new article in which CDC/NIOSH authors examined the thermoregulatory responses of study participants conducting an exercise to adjust exposure limits to adjust for different clothing types.  Another 2019 paper analyses the utility of the NOAA Heat Index compared to the WBGT measurements typically used to assess the risk of heat stress for workers.  Additional articles on this list provide insights into risk factors of worker age, other clothing types, air velocity, and industry-specific case studies relevant to helping occupational hygienists protect workers this summer. 

Please download and share this critical research with friends and colleagues.

The Editor’s Choice is made possible through a collaborative partnership between Taylor & Francis Group, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® and the American Conference of Governmental Hygienists®.

Heat Stress Papers

Article TitleAuthor Journal TitleVolume Issue
Heat stress assessment during intermittent work under different environmental conditions and clothing combinations of effective wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT)Seo Y, Powell J, Strauch A, et alJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 167
Actual and simulated weather data to evaluate wet bulb globe temperature and heat index as alerts for occupational heat-related illnessMorris CE, Gonzales RG, Hodgson MJ, and Tustin AWJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 161
A method to reduce heat strain while clad in encapsulating outerwearGrahn D, Makam M, Hellter HCJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 158
Evaluation of heat stress and heat strain among employees working outdoors in an extremely hot environmentMethner M and Eisenberg JJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 156
Assessment of occupational exposure to heat stress and solar ultraviolet radiation among groundskeepers in an eastern North Carolina university settingBeck N, Balany JAG, Johnson TJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 152
Heat stress risk profiles for three non-woven coverallsGarzon-Villalba XP, Wu Y, Ashley CD, Bernard TEJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene151
The recommended Threshold Limit Values for heat exposure fail to maintain body core temperature within safe limits in older working adultsLamarche DT, Meade RD, D’Souza AW, et alJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene149
An Evaluation of the Physiological Strain Experienced by Electrical Utility Workers in North AmericaMeade RD, Lauzon M, Poirier MP, Flouris AD, Kenny GPJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene1210
The Influence of Arc-Flash and Fire-Resistant Clothing on Thermoregulation during Exercise in the HeatPoirier MP, Meade RD, McGinn R, et alJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene129
Increased Air Velocity Reduces Thermal and Cardiovascular Strain in Young and Older Males during Humid Exertional Heat StressBeatty HEW, Hardcastle SG, Boulay P, Flouris, Kenny GPJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene129
Working in Hot Conditions—A Study of Electrical Utility Workers in the Northern Territory of AustraliaBrearley M, Harrington P, Lee D, Taylor RJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene123

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