Volume 72 Issue 11
The effects of clothing insulation and acclimation on the thermal comfort of underground mine workers
Talebi, Elaheh; Sunkpal, Maurice; Sherizadeh, Taghi; Roghanchi, Pedram
Excessive heat exposure is among the health and safety hazards for mine workers. The nature of the underground climate makes it a convenient avenue for heat generation and accumulation from several heat sources, including autocompression, equipment and heat from strata. This study investigates the effects of clothing insulation and acclimation on the thermal comfort of mine workers exposed to heat in underground working environments. Several clothing ensembles were considered to analyze the effect of the thermal resistance of clothing on the workers’ thermal comfort. To investigate the impact of clothing insulation, the thermal comfort limit of an underground miner was calculated in the form of maximum allowable exposure time for an eight-hour shift.
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-020-00208-7
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