Prevention and Intervention for shift workers

Project No. IPA 139




Existing recommendations for the organization and design of shift work will be extended to optimize the prevention of potential health effects. The characteristics of specific shift systems for sleep, cancer and other chronic diseases will be investigated and exposures associated with shift work will be considered. Individual influencing factors such as chronotype and age will be given special focus.

Last Update:

28 Feb 2023


Financed by:
  • Institut für Prävention und Arbeitsmedizin der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung - Institut der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (IPA)
Research institution(s):
  • Harvard University
  • BASF, Deutschland
  • INSERM, Paris, Frankreich
  • Curtin University, Australien
  • Queen University, Kingston, Canada
  • Ludwig Maximillian Universität, München
  • University of Groningen, Niederlande
  • TU Dortmund
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum München, Deutschland

-cross sectoral-

Type of hazard:

work-related diseases, work-related health hazards, work organization/safety and health management


workplace design, working time, physical strain/stress

Description, key words:

shift work, organisation of work, prevention, chronotype