|Document ID (ISN)||42200|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||Melhado J.C., Dine J.M., Rosa A.A.P., De Seabra Santos M.T.R., Vaisman M.
||The influence of nutrition on the productivity of public utility labourers in Rio de Janeiro
||Influência do estado nutricional na produtividade de trabalhadores da construção civil no município do Rio de Janeiro [in Portuguese]|
||Oct.-Dec. 1983, Vol.11, No.44, p.43-49. Illus. 27 ref.
||An attempt at explaining why there is a significant increase in accident rates among Brazilian labourers between 9-11am. The hypothesis is stated that accident proneness is caused by hypoglycaemia in the workers due to little or no breakfast. Interviews and physical examinations of 320 randomly chosen workers confirmed the low levels of food intake: 58 workers had no breakfast at all, 144 had only coffee (with or without bread). The average calorie intake in the morning was 134.62, against the recommended 600cal for manual workers. 20% of the workers had glucose levels in their blood of <80mg%.
||nutrition; dietary errors; civil engineering; blood sugar level; accident proneness
||occupational accidents; time of accident; heavy work; Brazil
||D - Periodical articles
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
Construction industry and civil engineering