|Document ID (ISN)||75287|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Mitchell R.J., Williamson A.M.
||Evaluation of an 8 hour versus a 12 hour shift roster on employees at a power station
||Feb. 2000, Vol.31, No.1, p.83-93. Illus. 37 ref.
||The objective of this study was to examine the changeover from an 8h roster to a 12h roster in a power station. On-shift performance, general health and well-being, sleep and mood behaviour, as well as absenteeism and accident data were examined. Results suggest that the domestic and social life of workers was markedly improved under the 12h roster. Improvements in physical health, sleeping behaviour and mood state of employees were also documented On-shift performance measures showed an increase in error rates at the end of a 12h shift.
||shift work; state of health; electric power generation; vigilance; hours of work; sleep
||sickness absenteeism; symptoms; accident absenteeism; social aspects; mental stress; relaxed vigilance; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Power generation and distribution
Hours of work