Accession Number:

ADA446688

Title:

Fundamentals of Shiftwork Scheduling

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE