|Document ID (ISN)||105257|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Boivin D.V., James F.O.
||Light treatment and circadian adaptation to shift work
||Jan. 2005, Vol.43, No.1, p.34-48. Illus. 168 ref.
||http://www.h.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/2005/pdf/43-1-6.pdf [in English]
||Work at unconventional times can have both long and short-term consequences for workers. Shift workers are often required to perform their duties at times that are not favoured by the body's endogenous clock. Night shift workers often report reductions in alertness and performance at work or difficulty in attaining recuperative sleep during the day. This article explains how shift work can affect the body's circadian rhythm and discusses how bright light technology may be used to manage shift work problems.
||artificial light; circadian rhythm; work time schedules; shift work
||literature survey; night work; light adaptation; vigilance; work efficiency
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Hours of work