ASTM WK73831

    New Guide for Managing Heat Stress and Heat Strain in Foundries

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E34.80 | Committee E34 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide is intended to establish best practices for recognizing and managing occupational heat stress and heat strain in foundry environments. 1.2 Objectives of the foundry heat stress and heat strain management guide are as follows: 1.2.1 Provide an objective framework for recognizing heat stress and heat strain and 1.2.2 Facilitate use of best practices to manage heat exposures to minimize heat strain and prevent heat related illness. 1.3 In this guide, procedures necessary to manage heat stress and heat strain in foundries are described. 1.4 Key elements of this guide include definitions of heat stress and heat strain and techniques for recognizing, communicating, managing, and controlling heat stress and heat strain to prevent heat related illnesses. 1.5 UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only. 1.6 This standard is not a substitute for any legally required injury and illness record-keeping obligations. 1.6 This standard does not purport to address all the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate and site-specific safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    foundry; heat, heat strain; heat stress, occupational heat stress; acclimatization; temperature


    Foundries experience high-heat exposures and need procedures to manage exposures.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    Thomas Slavin


    E34 (21-01)

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