Affiliation: University of Wales
- Shift work, safety and productivitySimon Folkard
Body Rhythms and Shiftwork Centre, Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
Occup Med (Lond) 53:95-101. 2003..However, these factors need to be considered in combination with one another since, for example, a long night shift that includes frequent rest breaks might well prove safer than a shorter night shift with less frequent breaks...
- Shift work, safety, and agingSimon Folkard
Laboratoire d Anthropologie Appliquee LAA, Ergonomie Comportement et Interactions EA 4070, Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Chronobiol Int 25:183-98. 2008..There is a strong need for future epidemiological studies of the combined effects of shift work and age on injuries and accidents, and that these should attempt to separate the effects of age per se from those of generation...
- Predictions from the three-process model of alertnessTorbjorn Akerstedt
IPM, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Aviat Space Environ Med 75:A75-83. 2004..The model is currently being used to evaluate work/rest schedules for navy, airline and railway applications. It is also used for teaching sleep/wake regulation and for generating research hypotheses...
- Toward a "Risk Index" to assess work schedulesSimon Folkard
Laboratoire d Anthropolgie Appliquée, Universite Rene Descartes, Paris, France
Chronobiol Int 21:1063-72. 2004..We conclude that our risk-based modeling approach may assist in developing safer work schedules and also increase our understanding of this complex, multifaceted area...
- Shiftwork: safety, sleepiness and sleepSimon Folkard
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, 71 Frankland Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
Ind Health 43:20-3. 2005..Finally, the practical implications of the trends in risk for the design of safer shift systems are discussed...
- Modeling the impact of the components of long work hours on injuries and "accidents"Simon Folkard
Universite Paris Descartes, Faculte de Medecine, Laboratoire d Anthropolgie Appliquée, Paris, France
Am J Ind Med 49:953-63. 2006..The potential impact of long work hours on health and safety is a major concern that has resulted in various work hour regulations...
- Do permanent night workers show circadian adjustment? A review based on the endogenous melatonin rhythmSimon Folkard
Laboratoire d Anthropologie Appliquée LAA Ergonomie, Comportement et Interactions EA 4070, Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Chronobiol Int 25:215-24. 2008..It is concluded that in normal environments, permanent night-shift systems are unlikely to result in sufficient circadian adjustment in most individuals to benefit health and safety...
- Estimating the circadian rhythm in the risk of occupational injuries and accidentsSimon Folkard
Body Rhythms and Shiftwork Centre, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
Chronobiol Int 23:1181-92. 2006....
- The impact of rest breaks on temporal trends in injury riskPhilip Tucker
Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
Chronobiol Int 23:1423-34. 2006..It is suggested that the current trends reflect the effects of working in a relatively unconstrained task environment, and that causes other than fatigue may underlie the trends observed in both the previous and current studies...
- Trends in the risk of accidents and injuries and their implications for models of fatigue and performanceSimon Folkard
Body Rhythms and Shiftwork Centre, Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, Wales, UK
Aviat Space Environ Med 75:A161-7. 2004....
- Shiftwork and metabolic dysfunctionPhilip Tucker
Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Chronobiol Int 29:549-55. 2012..It is concluded that those responsible for monitoring workers' health should pay particular attention to indices of metabolic dysfunction in workers who have been exposed to shiftwork for >10 yrs...
- The impact of junior doctors' worktime arrangements on their fatigue and well-beingPhilip Tucker
Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom
Scand J Work Environ Health 36:458-65. 2010..We compared groups of junior doctors working on different schedules in order to identify which features of schedule design most negatively affected their fatigue and well-being in recent weeks...
- The effects of age and shiftwork on perceived sleep problems: results from the VISAT-combined longitudinal and cross-sectional studyPhilip Tucker
Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
J Occup Environ Med 52:392-8. 2010..With the workforces in industrialized countries getting older, this study sought to determine how shiftworking affects sleep in later life...
- Flexible working hours, health, and well-being in Europe: some considerations from a SALTSA projectGiovanni Costa
Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Italy
Chronobiol Int 21:831-44. 2004....
- Rutger Wever: an appreciationAnna Wirz-Justice
J Biol Rhythms 20:554-5. 2005
- Accounting for partial sleep deprivation and cumulative sleepiness in the Three-Process Model of alertness regulationTorbjorn Akerstedt
Stress Research Institute, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Chronobiol Int 25:309-19. 2008..2 on the 1-21 unit scale. It was concluded that the accumulation of sleep loss effects on subjective sleepiness may be accounted for by making the recovery function linear below a certain point on the otherwise exponential function...
- Analyzing irregular working hours: lessons learned in the development of RAS 1.0--The Representation and Analysis SoftwareJohannes Gartner
XIMES GmbH, Schwedenplatz, Vienna, Austria
Chronobiol Int 21:1025-35. 2004..This article describes how the RAS addresses these three issues by illustrating its application to the work schedule of a train driver involved in the Hinton train disaster...
- Perception and predictability of travel fatigue after long-haul flights: a retrospective studyDavid J C Flower
Centrica plc, Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
Aviat Space Environ Med 74:173-9. 2003..It would be advantageous in an occupational setting to be able to predict prior to travel those who may suffer most...