044 Work in the aluminium smelter industry and health
June 2019 - on going
What is the effect on health from working shift in our industry, in combination with other exposures, such as noise, dust, heat, gas?
This project aims to evaluate whether extended shift schedules and night shift in combination with other exposures in the aluminium smelter industry provides sufficient opportunity to recover between shifts and following a shift period, in order to safeguard safety and health. This study’s repeated measures design in a short-term follow-up will assess day-to-day variation in work-related fatigue, sleepiness, circadian disruption, and recovery. The other arm of the study, the long-term follow up, will assess health outcomes relevant for such exposures in a 5-10 year + time course.
Long-term follow up:
Evaluate risks of cardiovascular disease and other diseases related to shift work