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  1. Improving shift workers'health and tolerance to shiftwork : recent advances.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Shiftwork. Mini-symposium. Nice FRA, 1993.

    Recent developments in research in relation to health and tolerance to shiftwork offer useful guidance for improving conditions of shiftwork.

    These developments were discussed by the papers of this special issue, presented at the Mini-symposium on improving shift workers'health and tolerance to shiftwork in the 24th International Congress on Occupational Health in Nice, France, in 1993.

    While there is evidence that shiftwork is regarded as a risk factor with respect to the health of shift workers, many shift workers are engaged in shift systems for years while coping with associated burdens in their working life.

    In order to improve shift workers'health and tolerance, recent research points to the importance of multifaceted measures addressing both the effects of disruptions in circadian rhythms, and the actual interferences with daily routines at work and in family and social life.

    Increasing attention is paid to changed working hours and shift systems, including more flexible shiftwork systems, as well as to supporting effective coping activities and occupational health services.

    As shown by the new ILO Convention on night work, a consensus is being built internationally that multifaceted actions are necessary for improving shiftworking conditions and that such actions should be based on participatory planning and implementation.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Travail posté, Travail nocturne, Horaire travail, Condition travail, Organisation travail, Stress, Santé, Article synthèse, Adulte, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Shift work, Night work, Working time table, Working condition, Job engineering, Stress, Health, Review, Adult, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0101160

    Code Inist : 002A26L09. Création : 199608.