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Document ID (ISN)104588
CIS number 06-234
ISBN(s) 3-935145-15-2
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Beermann B., Klenner C.
Title We need teams that are ready for the Olympics - Flexible work schedules and occupational safety and health
Original title Olympiareife Mannschaften gesucht? Flexible Arbeitszeiten und Arbeitsschutz [in German]
Bibliographic information Hans Böckler Stiftung, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1, 40227 Düsseldorf, Germany, 2001. 101p. Price: DEM 20.00.
Abstract Proceedings of a workshop on flexible work schedules and their effects on health held in Dortmund, Germany, 22 September 1999. Increasing work schedule flexibility generally entails longer workdays (10-hour days or 6-day weeks), and requires greater levels of performance and flexibility on the part of workers. The workshop addressed health hazards as well as the positive effects of health that may be expected from these types of work schedules. Risks and opportunities for workers were discussed and gaps in research were highlighted. Examples of flexible work schedules suited to older workers and to workers with dependants were also presented.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; health hazards; stress factors; flexible working time
Descriptors (secondary) older workers; work organization; conference; hours of work; women; shift work
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Hours of work
Older workers