|Document ID (ISN)||110870|
|Convention or series no.
||Boivin D.B., Tremblay G.M., Boudreau P.
||Rotating shifts for police officers: Study on complementary preventive approaches for fatigue reduction
||Les horaires rotatifs chez les policiers - Etude des approches préventives complémentaires de réduction de la fatigue [in French]|
||Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2010. xi, 102p. Illus. 180 ref. Price: CAD 12.60. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
||Rapport_R-659.pdf [in French]
||Rotating schedules put greater stress on the body than night work because they force the biological clock to constantly readapt to a new activity and sleep schedule. An earlier study showed that an intervention combining intermittent exposure to light therapy lamps during the night, wearing of dark spectacles in the morning and maintaining regular sleep hours during the day can significantly improve the adaptation of the biological rhythms of nurses working a regular night shift. This report describes a project aimed at testing these methods among 15 police officers assigned to rotating shifts. The improvements obtained were limited. Possible reasons for these findings are discussed.
||night work; circadian rhythm; lighting; police forces
||Canada; artificial light; case-control study; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Hours of work
Lighting and colour