21-25°C – temperature range that is considered comfortable for work
The temperature range that is considered most comfortable for work is 21°C-25°C. People working in conditions outside this range, may experience adverse impacts on their productivity, physical health, mental health and wellbeing. Outdoor workers, for instance in agriculture and construction, are more vulnerable to experience these risks, as they are more exposed to high temperatures with limited access to shade and water, and they engage more often in physically intensive work. In addition, other workers who are at an increased risk include male workers, workers younger than 25 years and between 40-65 years, and workers wearing heavy protective clothing. 30% - of workers experience productivity losses due to heat.