146 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
Thousands of people continue to die from heat. Heat illnesses and advice for preventing heat casualties at work, during heatwaves, sport and the effects of global warming are described. A new perspective on thermoregulation integrates physiological and psychophysical regulated variables. Heat stress indices, the WBGT and the SWreq are presented. It is time to understand and routinely use computer simulations of people in hot conditions. How to understand how a model can be constructed is also described.
This book provides an accessible, concise and comprehensive coverage into how people respond to heat and how to predict and avoid heat causalities. A practical productivity model, and Burn thresholds, complete the book which begins with up to date knowledge on measurement of heat stress, heat strain, metabolic rate and the thermal properties and influences of clothing.
1 Human Heat Stress
2 Thermoregulation and Human Response to Heat
3 Human Metabolic Heat
4 Human Heat Stress and Clothing
5 Measurement of Heat Stress
6 Measurement of Heat Strain
7 Assessment of Heat Stress Using the WBGT Index
8 Assessment of Heat Stress Using the Body Heat Equation
9 Computer Models for Assessing Human Heat Stress
10 Human Heat Illness and Prevention
11 Human Performance and Productivity in the Heat
12 Skin Burns and Contact with Hot Surfaces