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Author Parsons, K. C. (Kenneth C.), 1953- author.

Title Human heat stress / Ken Parsons
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Author; 1 Human Heat Stress; Human Heat Stress; The Human Disposition; The Body Heat Equation; The Six Basic Parameters; Body Heat Transfer by Convection; Body Heat Transfer by Radiation; Body Heat Transfer by Evaporation; Regulating Body Temperature and Comfort-Human Thermoregulation; Feeling Hot; 2 Thermoregulation and Human Response to Heat; The Hot Environment; Human Thermoregulation; Physiological Thermoregulation; Heat Detection; Central Processing; Human Physiological Response; Blood Flow; Sweating
5 Measurement of Heat StressThe Six Parameters; Air Temperature (T[sub(A)]); Mean Radiant Temperature (T[sub(R)]); Solar Radiation; Air Velocity (v); Humidity (ΙΈ); The Psychrometric Chart; Natural Wet-Bulb Temperature (T[sub(NW)]); NW Operative Temperature (T[sub(O)]); The Heat Stress Index; 6 Measurement of Heat Strain; Physiological Indicators of Heat Strain; Internal Body Temperature; Skin Temperature; Heart Rate; Sweating-Body Mass Loss; Personal Monitoring Systems; Psychological Measures; 7 Assessment of Heat Stress Using the WBGT Index; The Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature Index
AcclimatizationBehavioral Acclimatization; 3 Human Metabolic Heat; Body Heat; Units; Measurement and Estimation of Metabolic Rate; Whole Body Calorimetry; Indirect Calorimetry; Average Metabolic Rate of a Group; Estimation of Metabolic Rate from Heart Rate; Estimation of Metabolic Rate Using Databases and Tables; ISO 8996 (2004) Ergonomics of the Thermal Environment-Determination of Metabolic Rate; Metabolic Rate in Load Carriage; Subjective Methods; Clothing and Metabolic Rate; Different Populations and Vulnerable People Including People With Disabilities; 4 Human Heat Stress and Clothing
Avoiding Heat Casualties in the U.S. Marine CorpsISO 7243 (2017): Ergonomics of the Thermal Environment-Assessment of Heat Stress Using the WBGT Index; Global Warming, Heat Stress, the WBGT, and Productivity; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 2016 Revised Criteria for Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments; WBGT Limits in Sport; 8 Assessment of Heat Stress Using the Body Heat Equation; Evaporation Required for Heat Balance
Clothing Restricts Heat TransferThe Thermal Properties of Clothing; Vapor Permeability of Clothing; Clothing Ventilation; Measurement of the Dry Thermal Insulation of Clothing; Measurement of Clothing Vapor Permeation, Ventilation, and Pumping; Measurement and Assessment of the Thermal Properties of Clothing Using Human Subjects; Heat Strain in Protective Clothing and Equipment; Smart Clothing; Clothing and Behavioral Thermoregulation; ISO 9920 (2007) (Corrected 2008): Ergonomics of the Thermal Environment-Estimation of Thermal Insulation and Water Vapor Resistance of a Clothing Ensemble
Summary "This book presents the fundamental principles of how people respond to hot environments and how those principles can be applied in practical applications. Heat stress leads to heat casualties in both indoor and outdoor environments across the world. This book provides a concise and comprehensive coverage of the subject in an accessible form for those interested in how people respond to heat and how to predict and avoid heat causalities"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Ken Parsons is author of the book 'Human Thermal Environments' which is in its 3rd Edition. He is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Ergonomics at Loughborough University in the UK having taught and researched in the area of Human response to thermal environments (heat stress, cold stress, thermal comfort.) for over 35 years. He is active in the subject and well placed to report on fundamental principles, application and recent developments in the subject. He holds international positions in China and on British, European and ISO committees
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Subject Heat exhaustion.
Heat -- Physiological effect.
Heat Exhaustion.
Heat Stress Disorders.
Heat exhaustion.
Heat -- Physiological effect.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
TECHNOLOGY -- Engineering -- General.
TECHNOLOGY -- Industrial Health & Safety.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 042902083X