heat stress index


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heat stress in·dex

(hēt stres in'deks)
Measure of environment's potential to cause heat injury; based on ambient air temperature and relative humidity.
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"A New Environmental Heat Stress Index for Indoor Hot and Humid Environments Based on Cox Regression." Building and Environment 46 (12): 2472-2479.
The Belding and Hatch heat stress index (HSI) was calculated according to the Belding and Hatch HSI criteria [13].
The heat stress index is produced by factoring in air temperature, humidity and surface temperature.
The initiative, which was launched in summer 2011, also includes heat level indicators and provides a daily heat stress index with practical tips on how employees can protect themselves.
The new scheme, based on best practices in the GCC and compliant with Bahrain's laws, includes heat level indicators and provides a daily heat stress index with practical tips on how staff can protect themselves.
The code -- based on best practices in the GCC and compliant with Bahrain's laws -- also includes heat level indicators, and provides a daily heat stress index with practical tips on how employees can protect themselves.