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Title: Working Time Society consensus statements: Psychosocial stressors relevant to the health and wellbeing of night and shift workers
Authors: Fischer, Frida Marina
Costa, Aline Silva
Griep, Rosane Harter
Smolensky, Michael H.
Bohle, Philip
Rotenberg, Lucia
Affilliation: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Saúde Pública. Departamento de Saúde Ambiental. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro. Departamento de Saúde Coletiva. MG, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação em Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
The University of Texas at Austin. Cockrell School of Engineering. Department of Biomedical Engineerin. Austin, TX, USA.
The University of Sydney. Faculty of Health Sciences. Sydney, Australia.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação em Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: This consensus report summarizes the negative impact of work-related psychosocial factors and job stressors on the health and wellbeing of shift workers. Psychosocial factors may (a) directly affect work schedules or (b) mediate or moderate relationships between work schedules, circadian factors, and health. In this paper, prominent psychosocial models (e.g. Job Strain and Effort-Reward Imbalance) are used to help assess detrimental effects, including pathophysiologic outcomes. Several studies indicate the psychosocial environment can be more problematic for shift workers compared to regular day workers. This is likely due to shift worker's experiencing greater risks of low job control, high physical work demands, lower support from supervisors, and greater levels of over-commitment. Workplace violence is another frequently encountered psychosocial stressor for shift workers more likely to be in regular contact with the general public, such as police officers, security personnel, professional drivers, and other service employees being at elevated risk. A large body of literature confirms night and irregular shift schedules increase risk for injury. Non-diurnal schedules can trigger and worsen such incidents, especially under unsafe conditions. The problem of workplace violence for shift workers, in terms of severity and consequences, is probably underestimated, especially when present among other occupational stressors. Practical considerations and recommendations for action to mitigate the detrimental effects of psychosocial stressors on night and shift workers are presented.
Keywords: Work-related psychosocial stressors
Workplace violence
Shift and night work
keywords: Turno e trabalho noturno
Violência no local de trabalho
Estressores psicossociais relacionados ao trabalho
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Citation: FISCHER, Frida Marina et al. Working Time Society consensus statements: Psychosocial stressors relevant to the health and wellbeing of night and shift workers. Industrial Health, v. 57, p. 175-183, Jan. 2019.
DOI: 10.2486/indhealth.SW-3
ISSN: 0019-8366
Copyright: open access
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