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Document ID (ISN)75287
CIS number 00-1175
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mitchell R.J., Williamson A.M.
Title Evaluation of an 8 hour versus a 12 hour shift roster on employees at a power station
Bibliographic information Feb. 2000, Vol.31, No.1, p.83-93. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; state of health; electric power generation; vigilance; hours of work; sleep
Descriptors (secondary) sickness absenteeism; symptoms; accident absenteeism; social aspects; mental stress; relaxed vigilance; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Power generation and distribution
Hours of work
Vigilance