Perceptions of workplace heat exposure and adaption behaviors among Chinese construction workers in the context of climate change

Author: Shu-Rong Han, Mingru Wei, Zhifeng Wu, Shanshan Duan, Xiangzhe Chen, Jiayuan Yang, Matthew A. Borg, Jinfeng Lin, Chuancheng Wu & Jianjun Xiang

Year: 2021

Published in: BMC Public Health volume 21, Article number: 2160

Chinese construction workers lack heat risk awareness and are not well prepared for the likely increasing heat exposure in the workplace due to global warming. Therefore, there is a need to improve their awareness of heat-related injuries, strengthen high temperature related education and training, and update the current heat prevention policies to ensure compliance and implementation.