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A Review of Heat Stress and its Management in the Power Industry

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1 Author(s)
Waner, Norman S. ; Bechtel Power Corporation, San Francisco, California

The effects of heat stress on plant operator performance is discussed. Sources of heat stress are reviewed, in particular, those unique to the Nuclear Power Industry. Measurement techniques correlating environmental conditions with physiological responses are covered, along with suggested assessment indices to establish criteria for worker health and safety. Available major countermeasures are described and include those categorized as, procedural, personal support systems, and plant betterment/engineering programs. Data, recommended standards, and industry practices are presented as viable guidelines along with references and information resources to assist the reader in establishing and implementing programs for managing heat stress.

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Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:EC-1 ,  Issue: 2 )