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Document ID (ISN)23888
CIS number 75-1788
ISSN - Serial title Folia medica
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Broussard G., Russo D.
Title Psychotechnical examination of oil refinery control panel operators
Original title Indagine psicotecnica su operatori ai quadri di controllo in una raffineria di petrolio [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1973, Vol.61, No.9-10, p.438-446. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract Description and results of 2 batteries of tests carried out in 20 oil refinery employees supervising control panels. The monotony of this routine task caused mental fatigue and stress which might affect performance. Conative attention was altered and there was a decline in concentration during each shift. Remedial measures are recommended to maintain alertness (training and practice drills, noise and vibration control, adequate lighting, thermal comfort, precise assessment of aptitude at pre-employment examination, etc.).
Descriptors (primary) vigilance tasks; petroleum refining; psychological tests; control panels and desks
Descriptors (secondary) monotonous work; nervous fatigue; comparative study; fatigue assessment; relaxed vigilance
Document type -
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Vigilance
Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry