Heat stress assessment among workers in a Nicaraguan sugarcane farm

@inproceedings{Cortez2009HeatSA,
  title={Heat stress assessment among workers in a Nicaraguan sugarcane farm},
  author={Orlando Delgado Cortez},
  booktitle={Global health action},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Heat illness is a major cause of preventable morbidity worldwide. Workers exposed to intense heat can become unable to activate compensation mechanisms, putting their health at risk. Heat stress also has a direct impact on production by causing poor task performance and it increases the possibility of work-related morbidity and injuries. During the sugarcane harvest period, workers are exposed to excessive sunlight and heat from approximately 6 am to 3 pm. A first assessment of heat… CONTINUE READING
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