Increasing pressure of competition together with rapid technological changes is forcing companies to introduce shiftwork for the first time, or to arrange existing shift systems more efficiently. The main trends to be seen are towards an extension of operating hours and towards more flexible adjustments to fluctuations in demand. These trends seem bound to continue in the coming years. This book intends to show the challenges for both shiftwork research and practice at the beginning of the 21st Century. One of the major tasks for shiftwork research is to analyse the possible negative effects on those working in these new shift systems and to provide support by means of adequate, innovative concepts. The task of practitioners is to improve working conditions for shift workers according to latest scientific knowledge.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Arbeitswissenschaft in der Betrieblichen Praxis Series|
About the Author
The Editors: S. Hornberger is research assistant and P. Knauth is head of the Department of Ergonomics, at the Institute of Industrial Production (IIP), University of Karlsruhe, Germany; G. Costa is head of the Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Italy; S. Folkard is head of the Body Rhythms and Shiftwork Centre at the Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, United Kingdom.
Table of Contents
Contents: Reviewed original contributions and invited papers presented at the XIV International Symposium on Night and Shiftwork – «Alertness» – «Performance and accidents» – «Shiftwork and health» – «Shiftwork in the services sector» –«Interindividual differences».