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Document ID (ISN)109611
CIS number 09-726
ISBN(s) 3-86509-520-8
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Fb 1072
Author(s) Drexler H., Baumeister T.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Vocational training in a shift system
Original title Berufsausbildung im Schichtsystem [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 68p. Illus. 54 ref. Index. Price: EUR 10.50.
Abstract In this study, apprentices at a large German automobile manufacturer were examined for potential negative health effects of a newly established shift work system. Over a period of two years, the first batch of 124 apprentices trained within the new system (study group) was compared with the last batch of 77 apprentices trained within the conventional system (control group). Participants were subjected to medical examinations at baseline and after 12 and 24 months. Findings are discussed. Overall, the new shift system did not seem to have any negative health effect.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; shift work; apprentices; work time schedules; motor vehicle industry; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) medical examinations; case-control study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Hours of work
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry