is the environmental measure that incorporates temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover.
at the time of each incident was estimated using a validated heat and mass transfer model (3), and Heat Index was computed via a standard NOAA algorithm.
For the same 25 cases, a Heat Index screening threshold of 85 degrees Fahrenheit could identify potentially hazardous levels of workplace environmental heat when WBGT
Examples of direct indices includes discomfort index (DI) (Epstein and Moran 2006), temperature humidity index (THI) (Unger 1999), WBGT
(Yaglou and Minard 1957), environmental stress index (ESI) (Moran et al.
HRW has called on the Qatari authorities, including the Supreme Committee, to use a different heat stress measure, the wet bulb global temperature (WBGT
), which also takes sunlight into account, to avoid "potentially fatal heat-related illnesses."
1999), exertion-rest thresholds based on the wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT
) index (e.g., Parsons 2006), and thresholds and triggers informed through analyses of specific populations and health end points (e.g., Petitti et al.
The Japanese Society of Biometeorology calculates heat stress levels from temperature, humidity and pulse, based on the relationship between WBGT
(Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature), air temperature and humidity.
Heat stress was assessed with the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT
) index .
index is by far the most commonly used heat stress index throughout the world (e.g., it is used in Australia, China, India, Japan, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (USA), and the European Union).
To combine all this data we are making use of the WBGT
(Wet-bulb globe temperature) index.
Segundo o indice de Temperatura de Globo e Bulbo Umido (WBGT
, WeltBulb - Globe Temperature), se o calor no momento do exercicio for entre 18[degree]C e 23[degree]C o risco de desenvolver doencas e moderado (GSSI, 1999).