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Biorhythms' relation to industrial accidents Public Deposited

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  • The theory of Biorhythms is an up and coming topic. Its founding fathers: Dr, Fliess, Dr. Swoboda, and Dr. Teltsher discovered the 23 day physical 28 day sensitivity, and 33 day Intellectual cycles around the turn of the century. Today, biorhythms are being looked at and studied from many different disciplines. Over seventy five studies on biorhythm have been noted in the review of literature. There is a great amount of controversy over the reliability of the biorhythm theory. Some safety professionals believe in biorhythms, and use them as a tool to reduce accidents in the workplace. Two hundred and twenty two accidents from Zidell Explorations, Inc., a Portland, Oregon based firm, was used to test the validity of the biorhythm theory. Using all the accidents for a complete year, an analysis revealed that the level of significance for all methods of analysis could not reject any of the nine null hypotheses of the study. Therefore, the study could not verify the biorhythm theory. The conclusion stated that even though the theory was not verified, biorhythms could be used in the workplace to promote more employee-employer relations. Recommendations for further study was made. Consisting of personal information that includes birth place and exact times of birth along with other recommendations.
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