Hydration status and physiological workload of UAE construction workers: A prospective longitudinal observational study

  title={Hydration status and physiological workload of UAE construction workers: A prospective longitudinal observational study},
  author={Graham Peter Bates and John D. Schneider},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (London, England)},
  pages={21 - 21}
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to investigate the physiological responses of construction workers labouring in thermally stressful environments in the UAE using Thermal Work Limit (TWL) as a method of environmental risk assessment. METHODS The study was undertaken in May 2006. Aural temperature, fluid intake, and urine specific gravity were recorded and continuous heart rate monitoring was used to assess fatigue. Subjects were monitored over 3 consecutive shifts. TWL and WBGT were… CONTINUE READING

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