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CIS 73-584 Klimmer F., Aulmann H.M., Rutenfranz J.
Urinary catecholamine elimination in air traffic control workers under occupationally induced emotional and mental stress
Katecholaminausscheidung im Urin bei emotional und mental belastenden Tätigkeiten im Flugverkehrskontrolldienst [in German]
Urinary catecholamines were measured in 69 air traffic controllers at work and rest. Under the observed conditions (in particular with allowance being made for coffee consumption), catecholamine elimination was significantly higher during air traffic control work than during rest. Catecholamine elimination was also compared with levels measured during other work and stress situations in earlier studies.
Internationales Archiv für Arbeitsmedizin - International Archives of Occupational Health, 2 Oct. 1972, Vol.30, No.1, p.65-80. Illus. 25 ref.

CIS 73-451 Rohmert W., Laurig W.
Relationship between stress and strain parameters in flight controllers in air traffic control
Zusammenhang zwischen Belastungs- und Beanspruchungsparametern bei Fluglotsen in der Flugverkehrskontrolle [in German]
The terms "stress" and "strain" are defined and suitable units of measurement for their evaluation are discussed. The results of telemetric pulse-rate measurements in 34 flight controllers are reproduced and discussed. The number of aircraft controlled correlates with the subjective sensation of the difficulty of the air-traffic-control activity and with the pulse rate (which is used as a parameter of strain).
Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Arbeitshygiene, Sep. 1972, Vol.7, No.9, p.252-257. Illus. 17 ref.

CIS 73-970 Stătescu A., Bobic D.
Stress in drivers of high-speed locomotives
Contribuţii la studiul solicitării organismului în munca de conducere a locomotivei cu viteză sporită [in Romanian]
Results of the dynamic study, using telemetric recording of cardiac electric impulses, of the reactivity and adaptation capacity of drivers of high-speed locomotives. The study covered 5 diesel-locomotive drivers on a 180km return journey at a speed of 120-140km/h. Measurements made were compared with driving and signal characteristics and with various environmental parameters (noise, vibration, microclimate, lighting). It was found that the driver is subject to 2 prime influences when driving at high speed: a marked increase in the quantity of information to be absorbed per unit of time and its rapid spatial displacement, accompanied by an intensified sensation of speed. Alongside these dominant stress factors, the driving function itself becomes a secondary factor. A balance must be established between personal performance and hours of work.
Igiena, June 1972, Vol.21, No.6, p.345-352. Illus. 20 ref.


CIS 72-2425 Miksl R.
Measurement of neuropsychic stress in physiological health
Problematik der Messung der neuropsychischen Belastung in der physiologischen Hygiene [in German]
A review of Russian, Czech, British, American, German and French literature on neuropsychic stress. Special reference is made to: personality type, effect of biological rhythms (in particular work rate, neuropsychic fatigue), affective stress, and effect of lighting, glare, colour, noise, microclimate, adaptation, affective factors and age. Analysis of various tests: reaction time; tap test; word-association test; point-fixation test; flicker-fusion test. Conclusions on test procedure are given.
Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis Facultatis Medicae, 1971, Vol.58, p.291-326. 370 ref.


CIS 72-2666 Ramaswamy S.S.
Physiological stresses and productivity
Above the thermal level where the workers start 'feeling hot' (30°C), productivity will go down by 4% for every 1°C rise in the atmospheric temperature. Similarly, even under the normal noise level (96dB) prevailing in weaving sheds, an 8% fall in production has been recorded if the weavers do not use ear plugs. Workers severely exposed to cotton dust manifest deterioration in lung function, along with reduction in work capacity and speed of work. Role of factors like nutritional status and fitness of workers, phasing of rest pauses, provision of illumination, job evaluation and fitting the worker to the job asre also discussed.
Proceedings of SITRA's Eleventh Human Relations Conference, Aug. 1970. South India Textile Research Association, Coimbatore 14, India, 1970. p.129-139. 13 ref.

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