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Document ID (ISN)69254
CIS number 97-863
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Matsuda S., et al.
Title A study of complaints of fatigue by workers employed in Vietnamese factories with newly imported technology
Bibliographic information Jan. 1997, Vol.35, No.1, p.16-28. 27 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of 389 workers in 10 Vietnamese factories with newly imported technology revealed that about 60% of the workers were satisfied with their current working conditions. Heat, dust and noise were identified as the most important risks. Main complaints concerned machines and equipment which were too large for Vietnamese workers, the rapid work pace, and monotonous working conditions. Female workers complained of irregularity of menstruation. The prevalence rate of subjective fatigue complaints increased significantly after work. In general, these problems were more common among workers in textile and electronics factories. Limitations of the study are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Viet Nam; conditions of work; fatigue; transfer of technology
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; menstrual disorders; textile industry; mental stress; electronics industry; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan; Viet Nam
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Transfer of technology
Electronics industry
Fatigue