(Bibliography) How weather affects outdoor workers.

WEATHER ISSUES

Aimee Hosler. (September 19, 2012). Office Temperatures Affect Worker Productivity. Available: http://www.citytowninfo.com/career-and-education-news/articles/office-temperatures-affect-worker-productivity-12091901. Last accessed 19/10/12.

Weather not only affects outdoor workers, this article talk about how temperature could also affect office workers and productivity.

 CUPE. (AUG 28, 2011). Cold weather hazards. Available: http://cupe.ca/health-and-safety/Cold_Weather_Hazards. Last accessed 19/10/12.

This articles talks about how cold is rightly regarded by many workers as a hazard. Lowering of temperatures either outdoors or indoors causes not only general physical discomfort, but a loss of dexterity, energy and alertness. It can also lead to severe physical damage and death.

ks1resources. (2006). PDF How does the weather affect people and their jobs?. Available: http://www.ks1resources.co.uk/thumbs-62-2.pdf. Last accessed 19/10/12.

These document slides are extracts from actual letters from real people in real jobs helping  Y2 children with their “how weather affect us” topic .Their replies were in response to individual letters sent out by each child in the class.

Lee, Jooa Julia; Gino, Francesca; Staats, Bradley R.. (July 2012).Rainmakers: Why Bad Weather Means Good Productivity. Available: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9299650. Last accessed 19/10/12.

Most people believe that bad weather conditions reduce productivity. In this research the authors predict and find just the opposite. Using empirical data the research demonstrates that weather conditions influence one’s  own cognition and focus. For indoor work contexts. worker productivity is higher on bad rather than good weather days by reducing the potential for cognitive distractions

Richard Kithil, President & CEO, NLSI. (July 2012). Good Lightning Shelters For Outdoor Workers. Available:http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/outdoor_worker_shelters.html. Last accessed 19/10/12.

temporary shelters solutions for outside workers.Sudden thunderstorms may bring an urgency for outdoor workers to cease work and quickly relocate to refuge. Metal shipping containers (also known as Conex containers or MilVans) can be easily modified to become cheap, effective, portable, and rapidly deployable shelters to protect the workers.

 WLWT News 5. (07/12/2010). Outdoor Workers Cope With Frigid Cold.Available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OUIhWAaNBI. Last accessed 19/10/12. WESH 2 News. ( 14/06/2010). Heat Tough On Outdoor Workers.Available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StFhnwScI_Q. Last accessed 19/10/12.

A couple of videos extracted from the news, showing how outdoor workers face problems under cold and hot temperatures.

 

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