Table 6: Exposure to heat stress based on DI index criteria among study groups.

Criteria Level Total, n(%) Cutting Melting Production Lathing Power and Scales
22 – 24 Mild - - - - - -
24 – 28 Moderate 39(43.3) 14(35.9) - 4(10.26) 11(28.2) 10(25.64)
>28 Severe 51(56.7) 3(5.88) 24(47.06) 23(45.1) 1(1.96) -

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