Heart Rate as an Index of Thermal Stress

  title={Heart Rate as an Index of Thermal Stress},
  author={J P Meyer and Martinet Cn and Laurent Payot},
Heat stress is difficult to quantify in actual work situations. The purpose of this study is to show that Cardiac Thermal Extra Pulse (CTEP) which is the mean heart rate (HR) of the 3rd, 4th and 5th minute of recovery minus rest HR before the exposure is a simple index of thermal strain. CTEP were recorded on 98 workers during 132 actual work periods. The relationship between the oral temperature increase from the beginning to the end of the heat exposure (dtor) and the corresponding CTEP is… CONTINUE READING