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Document ID (ISN)111729
CIS number 11-0437
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Härmä M., Kecklund G., eds.
Title Shift work and health - How to proceed?
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.36, No.2, p.81-84. 26 ref.
Internet access Shift_work.pdf [in English]
Abstract In Europe, only a quarter of the workforce is engaged in regular day work. The rest of employees and over 90% of the self-employed have irregular or flexible working hours. This editorial introduces a special issue of the journal focusing on shift work and health, in particular cardiovascular disease, cancer, eating habits and gastrointestinal cancers. Other topics include countermeasures to the negative effects of shift work and night work, and ergonomic shift scheduling to reduce sleep disturbances.
Descriptors (primary) Europe; shift work; state of health; health hazards; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) work time schedules; work-rest schedules; cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; cardiovascular diseases; dietary errors; sleep disturbances; ergonomics; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Occupational physiology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Cardiovascular diseases
Hours of work