Chapter 20. The Thermal Environment

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. Antony Youle

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch20

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Youle, A. (2008) The Thermal Environment, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075

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Keywords:

  • thermal environment;
  • heat;
  • convection;
  • evaporation;
  • consequences

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Thermal balance

  • Evaluation of an environment

  • Surveying the thermal environment

  • Principles of control

  • Managerial aspects

  • Control for cold conditions

  • References

  • Further reading