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A Critical Study on Heat Stress in Textile Industry


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 4 Issue - 1
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Prof. Dr. K N Sheth ; Mitesh Marvania

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV4I1016,
     title={A Critical Study on Heat Stress in Textile Industry},
     author={Prof. Dr. K N Sheth and Mitesh Marvania},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={4},
     number={1},
     pages={47--49},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV4I1016.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

The principal objective of the present investigation is to study the existing hot environment of various textile industries in Pandesara industrial Area, Pandesara Dist. Surat and it broadly deals with the determination of various parameters affecting the heat stress viz. measurement of relative humidity , dry bulb temperature, wet bulb temperature , air temperature and then derive the heat stress indices for the hot environment generated by various textile machines like Jet, Stenters, Agers, Jigger & Drum, Drier & Printing machine and Boiler .The Heat Stress Indices have been observed to be high in all the three industries for all the six work places both during day and night hours. The average value of Heat Stress Index is found to be 84.81 while during night hours H.S.I is found to be 83.07 It has been found to decrease during night hours. The results indicate that there is a likelihood of heat cramps or heat exhaustion. There are more chances of heat cramp if the workers are exposed to heat stress continuously for eight hours.


Keywords:

OSHA, Heat Stress, Textile Industry


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