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Document ID (ISN)24877
CIS number 76-878
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vinogradova O.V., Sorokin G.A., Havkina N.N.
Title Physiological and health characteristics of night work of longshoremen
Original title K fiziologo-gigieničeskoj harakteristike nočnogo truda pri pogruzočno-razgruzočnyh rabotah [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1975, No.2, p.5-8. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract This study covered 600 longshoremen working 8h shifts on the Leningrad docks. Physiological data (heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tone, etc.) obtained during the night shift were compared to those in the same people under identical conditions during the day shift. All the physiological parameters were at their lowest levels during the last hours of night. The consequences were that productivity decreased 17-18% and that morbidity and accident frequency increased.
Descriptors (primary) dock work; night work; measurement of work and effort; work capacity; load carriage
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; heavy work; comparative study; circadian rhythm; morbidity
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation