Thermal Comfort – A different sort of problem

Yesterday I travelled up to Glasgow where I’d been invited to give presentation on “Thermal Comfort” to a meeting of the Scottish Region of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). Despite a few technical problems which delayed us starting (computers are great when they work!) the meeting went well and it was good to meetContinue reading “Thermal Comfort – A different sort of problem”

BOHS Meeting on the Thermal Environment

We had a good turnout at the meeting today in Ellesmere Port  28 people  turned up to listen to four speakers who covered a number of aspects of managing the thermal environment. Doug Hiebert talked about how BNFL dealt with a problem at their Selafield site.  Maintenance work has sometimes to be carried out inContinue reading “BOHS Meeting on the Thermal Environment”

Thermal Comfort

The thermal environment is one of the traditional topic areas studied by occupational hygienists.  There are two issues: thermal stress and strain thermal comfort Excessive thermal stress means that the body has to work hard to avoid he core temperature moving outside narrow limits (37 + 2 C).  If that happens we’re in a seriousContinue reading “Thermal Comfort”