|Document ID (ISN)||57792|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
|Convention or series no.
||Colds and flu - Can they affect workplace safety?
||Mar. 1990, Vol.8, No.3, p.20-22. 10 ref.
||The current experimental knowledge on the implications of influenza and common cold virus on workplace safety is summarised. Results of a study carried out at the Common Cold Unit of the British Medical Research Council in Salisbury showed that colds and influenza may both impair performance efficiency, although the nature of the effects depends on the virus and type of activity being performed. Other studies included the effects of therapeutic drugs on performance efficiency and the effects of respiratory illnesses on memory and cognition.
||occupational safety; infectious diseases; rhinitis; influenza
||assessment of working capacity; sensorimotor activities; human experiments
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)