Maintaining safety and high performance on shiftwork

Timothy H. Monk, Simon Folkard, Alexander I. Wedderburn

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    Abstract

    This review of the shiftwork area focuses on aspects of safety and productivity. It discusses the situations in which shiftworker performance is critical, the types of problem that can develop and the reasons why shiftworker performance can be impaired. The review ends with a discussion of the various advantages and disadvantages of several shift rotation systems, and of other possible solutions to the problem.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)17-23
    Number of pages7
    JournalApplied Ergonomics
    Volume27
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

    Keywords

    • Circadian rhythm
    • Human
    • Night work
    • Performance
    • Shift
    • Shiftwork

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