psychophysiology; risk; occupational health; regression model; age differences

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Kalnysh, V., Stasyshyn, R., & Oliskevych, M. (2019). RISK EVALUATION OF LOSS IN PROFESSIONAL EFFICIENCY, HEALTH AND WORK SAFETY USING PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL INDICATORS. Internal Medicine and Medical Investigation Journal, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.24200/imminv.v4i2.212


Background: A transformation modern production and an increase of workload requires continuous improvement of occupational psychophysiological selection, the search for new approaches to its implementation and the creation of special ways to evaluation of the psychophysiological state of workers. Aim: The aim of this investigation is to develop the approach for quantitative evaluation of efficiency reduction risk in worker’s occupational activity, probability of health and safety depletion during the entire life period of work. Materials and Methods: The investigation based on data for 110 exogenous psychophysiological indicators, received from survey that encompassed the workers of operative service in electric power engineering industry in Ukraine. The materials of psychophysiological survey was examined by means of statistical tools, factor analysis and multivariate regression models. Results: The developed technique gave the possibility to determine the statistical significance and to estimate the impact of main physiological indicators, chosen by factor analysis, on the level of success in the occupational activity of workers, health reliability and readiness to work under dangerous circumstances. The model, in addition to the factors of the psychophysiological state, includes the variable that describes the age of the worker and provides analysis for 4 age categories. Conclusion: The significant important factors that influence the risk of reduction and loss in occupational efficiency for workers are the variability, the total error and the number of positive values according to pendulum methodology; the average reaction time according to square-circle technique; variability according to the square technique; adaptability and time of the task performance according to the adaptability methodology. The worker’s belonging to some age group don’t change significantly the risk of depletion their occupational ability, health safety and efficiency.



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