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ISO - 8996

Ergonomics of the thermal environment — Determination of metabolic rate

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 Organization: ISO Publication Date: 1 December 2021 Status: active Page Count: 36 ICS Code (Ergonomics): 13.180
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This document specifies different methods for the determination of metabolic rate in the context of ergonomics of the thermal working environment. It can also be used for other applications, e.g. the assessment of working practices, the energetic cost of specific jobs or sport activities and the total energy cost of an activity. The methods are classified in four levels of increasing accuracy: level 1, Screening, with a table giving examples of activities with low, moderate and high metabolic rates; level 2, Observation, where the metabolic rate is estimated by a time and motion study; level 3, Analysis, where the metabolic rate is estimated from heart rate recordings or accelerometers measurements; and level 4, Expertise, where more sophisticated techniques are described. The procedure to put into practice these methods is presented and the uncertainties are discussed.

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8996
December 1, 2021
Ergonomics of the thermal environment — Determination of metabolic rate
This document specifies different methods for the determination of metabolic rate in the context of ergonomics of the thermal working environment. It can also be used for other applications, e.g. the...
October 1, 2004
Ergonomics of the thermal environment Determination of metabolic rate
The metabolic rate, as a conversion of chemical into mechanical and thermal energy, measures the energetic cost of muscular load and gives a numerical index of activity. Metabolic rate is an...
January 1, 1990
Ergonomics - Determination of Metabolic Heat Production
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