climate change

Workplace heat stress, health and productivity – an increasing challenge for low and middle income countries during climate change.

Tord Kjellstrom, Ingvar Holmer, Bruno Lemke

Background: Global climate change is already increasing the average temperature and direct heat exposure in many places around the world. Objectives: To assess the potential impact on occupational health and work capacity for people exposed at work to increasing heat due to climate change. Design: A brief review of basic thermal physiology mechanisms, occupational heat exposure guidelines and heat exposure changes in selected cities.