Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/119616
Author(s): Zlatar, T
Barkokébas, B
Martins, L
Margarida Brito
Torres Costa, J
Vaz, M
João Santos Baptista
Title: Influence of cold thermal environment on packing workers from the frozen food processing industry
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: In the fresh food industry the working activities are conducted in environmental temperatures from 0°C to 10°C, while in the frozen food industry usually are at temperatures below 20°C which influences the variations in core and skin body temperatures and affects the working performance, health and safety of the employees. The aim of this work is to contribute with a study on the influence of cold thermal environment on core and skin body temperatures in packing workers from the frozen food industry. By using the core body pill sensor and 8 skin temperature sensors a study was conducted on 4 workers during 11 days. The lowest recorded temperature was for hand 14.09°C, mean skin temperature had variations of 1.10 to 3.20°C along the working period and the mean body temperature on two occasions decreased below 35°C. The core temperature was found to increase. The mean body temperature showed small changes along the time. (c) 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
Subject: Tecnologia da segurança, Outras ciências médicas, Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Safety technology, Other medical sciences, Other engineering and technologies
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology::Other engineering and technologies
Ciências médicas e da saúde::Outras ciências médicas
Medical and Health sciences::Other medical sciences
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/119616
Source: Occupational safety and hygiene SHO2017: proceedings book
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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