Aug 25, 2015

Occupational heat‐related illness emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations in the southeast region, 2007–2011

by
L. Harduar Morano, T.L. Bunn, M. Lackovic, A. Lavender, G.T.T. Dang, J.J. Chalmers, Y. Li, L. Zhang, D.D. Flammia
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American Journal of Industrial Medicine
  • Evaluates occupational heat related illness (HRI) emergency department (ED) visits and inpatient hospitalizations (IHs) in the southeast region and indicates the need for enhanced heat‐stress prevention policies in the southeast
  • Shows that heat stress can exacerbate preexisting health conditions and lead to an increase in human mortality