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Document ID (ISN)104353
CIS number 05-735
ISBN(s) 3-86509-225-X
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Fb 1033
Author(s) Roth J.J., Schygulla M., Dürholt H., Nachreiner F., Pankonin C.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Operating hours and work schedules in the freight and passenger transport sectors
Original title Betriebs- und Arbeitszeiten beim Gütertransport und bei der Personenbeförderung [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2004. 184p. Illus. 62 ref. Price: EUR 16.00.
Abstract New demands in the transport sector have caused enterprises to change their service and working hours. This project examined the impact of working hours on the safety and health of workers in public transport and road haulage enterprises and evaluated different work schedules. The study highlighted ergonomic aspects likely to increase stress and in turn cause risks to health. Results indicate a large potential for improvements in working time arrangements at the company level, although improving working time conditions in this sector will also require efforts at the government level and in the area of standardization.
Descriptors (primary) transport of persons; Germany; health hazards; hours of work; work time schedules; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) report; sickness absenteeism; stress factors; workbreaks; workload assessment; conditions of work
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Transport of materials
Hours of work