A field study of rotating and continuous night shifts in a steel mill

  • Z. Vokac
  • K. Rodahl
Part of the Forschungsberichte Des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen book series (FOLANW)


A comparison is made of longitudinal observations collected during (A) 3-weeks continuous night work (2200 – 2600, 4 subjects, fig. 1) which was not interrupted by free weekends, and (B) a cycle of rotating shifts (6 subjects, fig. 2) as is practised in a steel mill situated on the Arctic Circle at Mo i Rana, Norway.


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  • K. Rodahl

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