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Mapping occupational heat exposure and effects in South-East Asia: Ongoing time trends 1980-2011 and future estimates to 2050

Kjellstrom, Tord; Lemke, Bruno; Otto, Matthias

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A feature of climate impacts on occupational health and safety are physiological limits to carrying out physical work at high heat exposure. Heat stress reduces a workers work capacity, leading to lower hourly labour productivity and economic output. We used existing weather station data and climate modeling grid cell data to describe heat conditions (calculated as Wet Bulb Globe Temperature, WBGT) in South-East Asia. During the hottest month in this region (March) afternoon WBGT levels are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70903
Source: Industrial Health
DOI: 10.2486/indhealth.2012-0174

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