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Document ID (ISN)57792
CIS number 92-673
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith A.
Title Colds and flu - Can they affect workplace safety?
Bibliographic information Mar. 1990, Vol.8, No.3, p.20-22. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; infectious diseases; rhinitis; influenza
Descriptors (secondary) assessment of working capacity; sensorimotor activities; human experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)