Fundamentals of Shiftwork Scheduling
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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This report is designed for use by managers, supervisors, shiftwork schedulers and employees. It defines the principles and components of a method of shiftwork scheduling for regular, cyclic shifts that can minimize fatigue effects in the workplace, The report scheduling approaches, assessment tools and examples. Subjects discussed include fatigue, safety, calendar arithmetic, circadian stability, the Principles of Chronohygiene, shiftwork satisfaction, the numbers of workers needed, the basic structure of shiftwork systems and plans rotas, scheduling methods and examples for 1- through 5-crew solutions and complex solutions to the 247 work demand, assessments of schedule adequacy, and the effects of schedule changes.
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