Change from slowly rotating 8-hour shifts to rapidly rotating 8-hour and 12-hour shifts using participative shift roster design.

@article{Smith1998ChangeFS,
  title={Change from slowly rotating 8-hour shifts to rapidly rotating 8-hour and 12-hour shifts using participative shift roster design.},
  author={Patrick A Smith and Barbara M Wright and Robert Mackey and H W Milsop and S. J. C. Yates},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  year={1998},
  volume={24 Suppl 3},
  pages={55-61}
}
OBJECTIVES The study examined the impact of change, from slowly rotating continuous 8-hour shifts to more rapidly rotating continuous 8-hour and 12-hour shifts, on the health and quality of life of shift workers. METHODS Self-report survey data were collected from 72 shift workers at 3 sewage treatment plants before and several months after roster change. After the change 1 plant first worked a rapidly rotating, 8-hour shift roster and then worked a 12-hour shift roster, and the other 2… CONTINUE READING