옥외 작업에서의 온열환경 평가 및 온열지수 비교
- 김양호; 오인보; 이지호; 김재훈; 정인성; 임학재; 박정근; 박정선
- Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학)
- Issue Date
- 한국환경보건학회지, Vol.42(2) : 85-91, 2016
- Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess heat stress, compare heat stress indices, and evaluate the
usefulness of wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) among outdoor workers exposed to heat during the summer
Methods: WBGT, dry temperature, and heat index were measured using WBGT measurers (QUESTemp 32
model and QUESTemp 34 model, QUEST, WI, USA) by industrial hygienists from August 27 to September 16,
2015. Heat stress indices were measured at the workplaces of a shipbuilder in Ulsan and a construction site in
Daegu. The dry temperature observed by the Automated Synoptic Observing System (ASOS) of the Korea
Meteorological Administration was also compared.
Results: Dry temperature measured by WBGT is different from that by ASOS. The temperature obtained from
ASOS was less than 33oC, above which point a heat wave is forecast by the Korea Meteorological Administration.
A heat index above 32.8oC as a moderate risk was not observed during measurement. WBGT was consistently
higher than 22oC, above which the risk of heat-related illness is increased in unacclimated workers involved in
work with a high metabolic rate. WBGT was sometimes higher than 28oC, above which the risk of heat-related
illness is increased in acclimated workers involved in work with a moderate metabolic rate in September.
Conclusion: According to the measurement of heat stress indices, WBGT was more sensitive than heat index
and temperature. Thus, general measures to prevent heat-related diseases should be implemented in workplaces
during the summer season according to WBGT.
- Heat; Heat stroke; Outdoor work; WBGT oC
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