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Document ID (ISN)56667
CIS number 91-1742
ISBN(s) 0-660-12450-5 (Eng); 0-660-92082-4 (fr)
Year 1987
Convention or series no. CCOHS/CCHST P87-2E/F
Author(s) Stones I.
Title Rotational shiftwork: A summary of the adverse effects and improvement strategies
Original title Travail de poste par roulement: sommaire des effets néfastes et des stratégies correctives [in French]
Bibliographic information Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 1987. 14p. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Information note. The shiftworker is at risk for health problems because of irregular patterns of eating, working, socialising, and sleeping. The results can adversely affect physical and psychological health. Special care must be taken by both the shiftworker and the employer to prevent as many of the adverse effects as possible. Design of the shift schedule to make it compatible with the body's circadian rhythms is an extremely important factor. Cooperation of the employer, the shiftworker, and the family of the shiftworker is essential.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; work time schedules; shift work
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; diet; sleep pattern; data sheet; psychological effects; social aspects; circadian rhythm
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Hours of work