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Main Title Evaluation of personal cooling devices for a dioxin clean-up operation /
Author Lawrence, W. Thompson. ; Goldman, R. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Goldman, Ralph F.
Royer, Michael D.
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA. ;Multi-Tech, Inc., Natick, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/137; EPA-68-03-3293
Stock Number PB92-206895
Additional Subjects Dioxin ; Protective equipment ; Graphs(Charts) ; Soil contamination ; Field tests ; Body temperature ; Occupational exposure ; Personal cooling devices ; Superfund sites ; Ice vests ; Vortex coolers
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-206895 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 84 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The study investigated the use of personal coolers to increase worker productivity and safety while working at elevated, ambient temperatures cleaning up dioxin contaminated soil. The study included laboratory tests to measure the thermal characteristics of the chemical protective clothing worn and the performance of ice vest and vortex personal coolers. In addition, field tests were conducted at a dioxin clean-up site to evaluate the performance of these two types of personal coolers. The use of personal coolers was found to be an effective method of reducing the risk of heat stress. In addition, workers were able to work continuously in hot weather without following the procedure normally used to decrease heat stress, i.e., working one hour followed by one hour of resting. Both types of personal coolers were acceptable for the task being performed.
"Michael Royer, project officer." Caption title. "September 1988." "EPA-600/R-92/137." Microfiche.