|Document ID (ISN)||102064|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
|Convention or series no.
||Bourdouxhe M., Toulouse G.
||Health and safety among film technicians working extended shifts
||Dec. 2001, Vol.30, No.1-2, p.113-118. 18 ref.
||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.
||occupational accidents; musculoskeletal diseases; technicians and associate professionals; film industry; risk factors; hours of work
||literature survey; Canada; physical workload; stress factors; sleep deprivation; injuries; questionnaire survey; fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Entertainment services and sports
Hours of work