Heat stress and potential of heat strain among solid waste collectors in Hulu Selangor Local District / Siti Rohana Mohd Yatim ... [et al.]

Mohd Yatim, Siti Rohana and Rajan, Shantakumari and Shafie, Farah Ayuni and Che Dom, Nazri and Zainudin, Nur Syuhada and Ishak, Ahmad Razali (2019) Heat stress and potential of heat strain among solid waste collectors in Hulu Selangor Local District / Siti Rohana Mohd Yatim ... [et al.]. Health Scope, 1. pp. 193-197. ISSN 2735-0649


The aim of this study was to determine the level of heat stress and heat strain among waste collectors. The level of heat stress was measured by using environmental monitoring QUESTemp⁰36 Thermal Environment Monitor, heat stress screening checklist and questionnaire. A questionnaire known as Heat Strain Score Index (HSSI) was used to determine the heat strain index among solid waste collectors. The results of the study showed that the average environmental parameter was exceeded with the ACGIH threshold limit value of 29.5⁰C. The average humidity value was 63.43%. A chi square analysis was used to determine the p-value of HSSI. There was statistically significant differences between green zone and yellow zone of heat strain among the workers due to the p-value was less than 0.05 (p<0.05). Simple linear regression model was used to determine the relationship between heat stress exposure and heat strain score index. It can be concluded that there is no association between the heat stress exposure level and heat strain score index as proved by the statistical finding in this study.


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Mohd Yatim, Siti Rohana
Rajan, Shantakumari
Shafie, Farah Ayuni
Che Dom, Nazri
Zainudin, Nur Syuhada
Ishak, Ahmad Razali
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal health and hygiene. Including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene
R Medicine > RC Internal Medicine > Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Municipal refuse. Solid wastes
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Health Scope
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Healthscope
ISSN: 2735-0649
Volume: 1
Page Range: pp. 193-197
Keywords: Heat strain score index, heat stress, temperature, waste collector
Date: June 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/54728
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