Heat stress is the combination of environmental heat, metabolic heat due to activity and clotting factor that increases body temperature, pulse rate, and sweating. A hot environment can cause heat stress and health problems, such as heat-related diseases. Dehydration is one of the heat-related diseases that can cause an accident in a work environment. Employees of a gong factory in Bogor are at risk of suffering heat stress. This study, performed in June 2016, aimed to describe health complaints caused by heat stress. The method used was a cross-sectional descriptive study of 18 employees. The study found the wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index in the production area at 31.1 ∘ C, which exceeded the threshold value, causing the employees to suffer from heat stress. Complaints from employees included excessive perspiration, thirst, fatigue, discomfort while working, hot skin, and skin redness. Suggestions were made to help the factory provide a work environment that would minimize health complaints and the risk of heat-related illnesses.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||The 2nd International Meeting of Public Health 2016 (IMOPH) - ID, Depok, Indonesia|
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …
|Conference||The 2nd International Meeting of Public Health 2016 (IMOPH)|
|Period||1/01/18 → …|
- Health Complaint, Heat Stress.