Updating the “Risk Index”: A systematic review and meta-analysis of occupational injuries and work schedule characteristics

  title={Updating the “Risk Index”: A systematic review and meta-analysis of occupational injuries and work schedule characteristics},
  author={Dorothee Fischer and David A. Lombardi and Simon Folkard and Joanna L. Willetts and David C. Christiani},
  journal={Chronobiology International},
  pages={1423 - 1438}
ABSTRACT Fatigue is a major risk factor for occupational ‘accidents’ and injuries, and involves dimensions of physical, mental, and muscular fatigue. These dimensions are largely influenced by temporal aspects of work schedules. The “Risk Index” combines four fatigue-related components of work schedules to estimate occupational ‘accident’ and injury risk based on empirical trends: shift type (morning, afternoon/evening, night), length and consecutive number, and on-shift rest breaks. Since its… 
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