Accession Number:

ADA156129

Title:

Shift Work: Is There a Better Way?

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Rotating shift work causes fatigue and other physical problems in many Air Force personnel. If Air Force supervisors and workers were more aware of their daily body rhythms and what effect rotating shift work has on those rhythms, they could better plan their shift work schedules, as well as sleeping and eating times. This report illustrates some of the basic biological rhythms of the body and how knowledge of those rhythms can be used to determine a best rotating shift work schedule, best shift tour length, best shift work sleeping time and best shift work eating time.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE