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1. Lazaro Trujillo, Lucero. Heat Stress in Hot Underground Mines .

Degree: 2020, University of Arizona

This dissertation is focused on the assessment and prevention of heat-related illnesses in mineworkers due to excessive exposure to heat and humidity in hot environments. Heat stress is a serious environmental and occupational hazard. The damaging effects of heat stress can lead to major injuries such heat stroke, heat exhaustion, or even death. Recent trends indicate no progress towards decreasing the heat-related accidents in the mining industry as reported by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, despite unquestionable advances in the area of mine safety in the last twenty years. Adherence to standardized heat indices that are appropriate in mining work-site environments is decidedly beneficial. The purpose of the study was to: i) review of the current state of knowledge about heat stress and strain from published and specialized literature; ii) validate the Predicted Heat Strain (PHS) [ISO 7933 (2004)] model, one of the most scientifically robust index, through a comparison of the predicted core temperatures by the PHS model with a direct physiological measurement obtained from an ingestible telemetry pill (VitalSense capsule), and iii) improve the performance and accuracy of the PHS model by developing a new expression that relates core body temperature as a function of stored heat and skin temperature. Primary sources of data for the current study, including environmental and real-time physiological data, were collected from ten subjects performing typical mining activities at two underground mines located in Arizona. Advisors/Committee Members: Momayez, Moe (advisor), Tenorio, Victor O. (committeemember), Lutz, Eric A. (committeemember), Griffin, Stephanie (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: Heat Stress; Underground mines

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APA (6th Edition):

Lazaro Trujillo, L. (2020). Heat Stress in Hot Underground Mines . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/642097

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lazaro Trujillo, Lucero. “Heat Stress in Hot Underground Mines .” 2020. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed April 11, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/642097.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lazaro Trujillo, Lucero. “Heat Stress in Hot Underground Mines .” 2020. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Lazaro Trujillo L. Heat Stress in Hot Underground Mines . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2020. [cited 2021 Apr 11]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/642097.

Council of Science Editors:

Lazaro Trujillo L. Heat Stress in Hot Underground Mines . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2020. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/642097


University of Arizona

2. Griffin, Stephanie Christine. Economic Evaluation Of Injury And Injury Prevention Interventions In The U.S. Fire Service .

Degree: 2014, University of Arizona

Previous research has shown that firefighters and emergency services personnel are at increased risk of fatal and non-fatal occupational injury compared to other U.S. workers. Analyses of injury and workers’ compensation claims data in this population has demonstrated that injuries are both common and an economic burden on the fire service, especially those caused by overexertion and that lead to sprains/strains. The increased risk of injury is associated with specific job tasks, including physical exercise, patient transport and fireground work, and with personal characteristics such as physical fitness. The economic evaluation of injury and injury prevention can help inform decision making on the part of leadership, including the identification and evaluation of potential targets for injury prevention programs. The aims of the current study were to: 1) evaluate a fitness intervention for new firefighters in terms of health, fitness, injury outcomes as well as workers’ compensation claims costs; 2) to analyze workers’ compensation claims data for trends in cause and injury type, as well as the effect of worker age; and 3) to model the expected change in back injury frequency and costs among emergency medical services personnel following the implementation of electrically powered stretchers. Primary data for the current study, including injury surveillance and workers’ compensation claims data, were provided by the Tucson Fire Department (TFD), Tucson, Arizona. The Probationary Firefighter Fitness Program (PFF-Fit) was designed by University of Arizona researchers in partnership with TFD. The program was implemented in the 2012 recruit academy. Outcomes, including measures of health and fitness, injury, workers’ compensation claim frequency and claims costs, were measured over 17 consecutive months for the intervention class, and compared to outcomes from controls comprised of the three most recent TFD recruit classes for the same time period. Comparing the intervention class to controls, health and fitness outcomes were statistically equivalent. The intervention group experienced statistically significantly fewer injuries, filed significantly fewer claims, and accrued aggregated claims costs approximately 33,000 less than the controls with an estimated equivalent reduction in indirect costs for a total of 66,000. The program implementation costs were nearly 69,000, leading to a one-year return on investment of -0.52 if based only on direct costs (workers’ compensation claims) or -0.048 if an estimate of indirect costs is included. Injury in the U.S. fire service has been the subject of many previous studies but the pattern of workers’ compensation claims has been studied much less frequently. Specifically, the effect of increasing worker age on the frequency and cost of claims has not been studied in this population. Routine injury surveillance and workers’ compensation data from TFD were merged and costs were described by mechanism of injury, injury type, body region and by age of the worker. The analysis of… Advisors/Committee Members: Burgess, Jefferey L (advisor), Burgess, Jefferey L. (committeemember), Harber, Philip I. (committeemember), Lutz, Eric A. (committeemember), Regan, Tracy L. (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: Occupational Injury; Workers Compensation; Public Health; Fire service

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APA (6th Edition):

Griffin, S. C. (2014). Economic Evaluation Of Injury And Injury Prevention Interventions In The U.S. Fire Service . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/332672

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Griffin, Stephanie Christine. “Economic Evaluation Of Injury And Injury Prevention Interventions In The U.S. Fire Service .” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed April 11, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/332672.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Griffin, Stephanie Christine. “Economic Evaluation Of Injury And Injury Prevention Interventions In The U.S. Fire Service .” 2014. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Griffin SC. Economic Evaluation Of Injury And Injury Prevention Interventions In The U.S. Fire Service . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2014. [cited 2021 Apr 11]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/332672.

Council of Science Editors:

Griffin SC. Economic Evaluation Of Injury And Injury Prevention Interventions In The U.S. Fire Service . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/332672

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