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Problems and Solutions


W. Peter Colquhoun, Giovanni Costa, Simon Folkard and Peter Knauth

In recent years, an increasing awareness of the fact that shiftwork may have many negative effects on the workers has been perceptible. Managers, unions, health practitioners and politicians should have a basic understanding of the possible effects of shiftwork on well-being, health, social life, performance and accidents. In this book, four prominent European shiftwork researchers not only present current information on all these problems, but also offer practical solutions to reduce their amount. These solutions have been tested in many organisations in industry and the service sector.
Contents: Categories and parameters of shiftwork systems - Biological disruption in shiftworkers - Effects on performance efficiency - Psychosocial effects - Effects on health and well-being - Special health measures for night and shiftworkers - Design of shiftwork systems - Shiftwork at sea.