Accession Number : ADA446688


Title :   Fundamentals of Shiftwork Scheduling


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Miller, James C.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA446688


Report Date : APR 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 98


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 24/7 work demand, assessments of schedule adequacy, and the effects of schedule changes.


Descriptors :   *CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS, *SHIFTING, *JOB SHOP SCHEDULING, *SAFETY, *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), TEST AND EVALUATION, TOOLS, CYCLES, PERSONNEL, NUMBERS, SUPERVISORS, SCHEDULING, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), REPORTS, STABILITY


Subject Categories : ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
      ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
      SAFETY ENGINEERING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE