International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 193–194 | Cite as

The significant role of health surveillance in the occupational heat stress assessment

  • Francesco ChiricoEmail author
  • Nicola Magnavita


In order to address the heat stress hazard, the worker health surveillance makes a difference by providing information about individual factor, feedback, and evidence about efficacy of preventive measures and activities carried out through the risk assessment process, at individual and group levels. Every technical, procedural, or organizational measures could be ineffective without taking into account the results provided by health surveillance.


Health surveillance Heat stress–related illness Occupational physicians Outdoor workers Risk assessment process 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health Service Department, State PoliceMinistry of InteriorMilanItaly
  2. 2.Occupational Health Section of the Department of Life Sciences and Public HealthUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly

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