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Document ID (ISN)37485
CIS number 82-848
Year 1981
Convention or series no. Tutkimuksia 174
Author(s) Kalimo R., Leppänen A., Seppälä P., Louhevaara V., Koskinen P.
Title Organisation of work, production technology and mental strain. A study of the printing industry
Original title Työn organisointi, tuotantotekniikka ja psyykkinen kuormittavuus. Tutkimus graafisessa teollisuudessa [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information Työterveyslaitos, Helsinki, Finland, 1981. 235p. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract The printing industry has undergone rapid technological advances in recent years, and questonnaire surveys and physiological measurements were used to evaluate the mental and physical stress imposed by these changes on 1,380 workers involved in 187 different tasks in 12 printing plants. The printing operation provided the most varied and demanding work whereas post-printing operations lacked variety and were repetitive. Problems associated with the use of VDU's were discussed. Job rotation was suggested as a means of relieving repetitiveness. Strong stress reactions or symptoms occurred in more than 20% of workers in some groups.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; technical development; physical fatigue; mental stress
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; repetitive work; biological effects; questionnaire survey; transfer to other work; visual display terminals
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Printing, photography and photocopying industry