Occupational Health and Lighting Research Paper by cee-cee

Occupational Health and Lighting
This paper examines the use of lighting in managing some of the adverse effects of shift work.
# 110889 | 2,017 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper reveals that shift work, accompanied by irregular sleeping patterns in which the individual is unable to get enough sleep, results in occupational health and safety hazards and increases the individual's chances of depression and even cancer. The paper explores how lighting in the work place can reduce these negative effects experienced by shift workers while promoting workplace occupational health and safety. The paper focuses on two products available in today's market that have been shown to be effective in re-regulation of the circadian rhythm of workers, namely, the Sunnex Biotechnologies Greenlight System and the Litebook System.

Disadvantages of Shift Work
Sunnex Biotechnologies Greenlight System
Litebook System
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bjorvatn, Bjoern; Kecklund, Goeran; and Aekerstedt, Torbjoern (2001) Bright Light Facilitates Circad. Adapt. Among Night Workers at An Oil Platform . Litebook. Online available at: http://www.litebook.com/research/displayresearch.asp?id=67&type=t
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  • Light Management for Night Shift Adaptation (2008) The GreenLIGHT System is the Optimal Tool to Enhance Nightwork Performance. Sunnex Biotechnologies. Online available at: http://www.sunnexbiotech.com/shiftwork/shift%20work.html
  • Monk TH: Advantages and disadvantages of rapidly rotating shift schedules - A circadian viewpoint. Human Factors 1986;28(5):553-557.

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