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Document ID (ISN)102064
CIS number 03-1233
ISSN - Serial title 0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bourdouxhe M., Toulouse G.
Title Health and safety among film technicians working extended shifts
Bibliographic information Dec. 2001, Vol.30, No.1-2, p.113-118. 18 ref.
Abstract This study of film technicians' work schedules and occupational hazards was based on 650 responses to a questionnaire given to film technicians, interviews with producers and technicians and a review of the literature on freelancers, on the effects of intermittent work and on risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries. Work schedules showed a tendency to extremely long work shifts (14 hours per day on average, and up to 19 hours in some cases). Occupational constraints and work schedules were found to relate to an increased risk of work-related injuries. Technicians identified fatigue associated with work schedules as the principal risk of accidents and one of the factors responsible for causing or aggravating their many musculoskeletal injuries. In addition to work schedules, stress and physical workload were also an important risk factors, particularly when demanding tasks had to be performed under severe time constraints.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; musculoskeletal diseases; technicians and associate professionals; film industry; risk factors; hours of work
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; Canada; physical workload; stress factors; sleep deprivation; injuries; questionnaire survey; fatigue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports
Hours of work
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system