Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1990;16 suppl 1:44-50    pdf


Thermal stress and human performance.

by Enander AE, Hygge S

There is evidence that the thermal stress encountered in many work environments may negatively affect various aspects of human performance and behavior. Evaluation of the empirical research is, however, complicated by differences in both the methodology and the definition of the basic stimulus. Effects of heat and cold stress are briefly reviewed, with particular regard to theoretical considerations.