Heat stress

Mining is considered a very dangerous profession for many reasons. Some of these relate to dangerous but unfortunately unpredictable accidents, such as: B. collapses of the wave, which are inevitable in most cases, but some reasons, such. As heat stress and heat exhaustion can be prevented by education, sensitization and the application of appropriate precautions, such. B. the use of heat load monitors. For this reason, the precise use of thermal load gauges in mining has been a major concern since the early 20th century.

Why are heat load monitors so important to the health and safety of miners? Well, first of all, many mining activities are carried out at depths of up to 1400m, which is closer to the Earth’s core than we are destined to live safely. Due to the thermal conditions at these depths, the work of underground miners is severely affected by the risk of heat stress, which should be a particular concern for the health and safety of the workforce in the sector. To ensure that miners have the most up-to-date safety equipment, intensive research has been done on how to use heat load monitors to counteract and prevent the serious and potentially fatal consequences of heat stroke. While the serious and fatal consequences of heat stroke are of course of great importance, heat stress detection devices can also be used to prevent less serious side effects of miners’ thermal conditions that can affect work rate and productivity. the company.

Fortunately, there are a number of effective heat load monitors available today due to the research done in this area, and a range of safety standards for mine safety and mine rescue activities are in order. founded. Among the most accurate heat detectors is the advanced CorTemp, a wireless device that measures the internal temperature of the miners’ body. Heat stress sensors such as CorTemp were originally used to detect heat stress in astronauts during space travel, but today they help groundworkers and those who are far underground to work at the other end of the scale like those traveling in space. While critical to miners, thermal load monitors are also useful in other areas of work such as medicine, agriculture, sports and the military.

Our body is really a complex chemical, electrical and biological organism. In the early stages of severe heat illness, enormous hyperactivity and abnormalities occur at the cellular level. Excessive heat radically denatures proteins, lipoproteins and phospholipids. It liquefies the membranes and causes electrolyte imbalances that ultimately lead to cardiovascular collapse, multiple organ dysfunction and ultimately death. Lipids (one of the main structural materials of living cells) are transported through the blood by lipoproteins, so breaking our cells is definitely not a good thing. While we destroy the lipoproteins that encase the myelin in neurotransmitters (nerve fibers), we damage our central communication processing system. Potassium is crucial for muscle contraction and cardiac function, skeletal and smooth internal organ musculature, osmotic pressure and ionic balance. When the heat stress stops, the potassium level increases and decreases when muscle damage occurs. Because these minerals work together to support each other, abnormal calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphate levels can become significant enough to cause high blood pressure (persistent high blood pressure), arrhythmia, or tachycardia (irregular or elevated heart rate). or precursors of a minor stroke and require immediate treatment.

When our electrolytes get out of balance, vomiting and diarrhea can occur. If excessive sweating has occurred, the sodium level is generally high, unless a lot of water has been taken without sodium replacement. Sodium helps to maintain the osmotic pressure of the extracellular fluid, the gastrointestinal absorption of certain sugars and proteins, cell permeability and muscle function. liver damage