International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B (2018)
Assessing prevalence of heat stress among the farm workers in Indo Gangetic Plain
Kirti Kesarwani and Promila Sharma
Heat stress has become endemic in agricultural work. Farm workers who are potentially exposed to heat can face heat stress symptoms if they are not adequately protected. The workers especially complain about its impact while performing agricultural activities during March to June because intensity of heat during theses months is high. Concerns about heat stress have become especially relevant with deteriorating climatic conditions. Worsening of health is more prominent because most of farm activities are carried out manually under direct heat exposure and even the lack of awareness among the farm workers regarding the health hazards and the un-availability of the protective methods. The combination of manual farm activities and heat exposure is a health, environmental and occupational issue, which need serious concern globally. The study was undertaken to find out the demographic profile of the farm workers and assessment of Heat stress via a checklist.
How to cite this article:
Kirti Kesarwani, Promila Sharma. Assessing prevalence of heat stress among the farm workers in Indo Gangetic Plain. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(2):70-73.