BIORHYTHM ANALYSIS AS APPLICABLE TO SAFETY

Biorhythms, and as referred to in this study, are the theoretical 23 day physical, the 28 day sensitivity and the 33 day intellectual, sinusoidal cycles which theoretically originate on the day a person is born and cycle uninterrupted until that person dies. Accident prone days or periods, are said to exist for approximately 24 houres, when any one of the three sinusoidal curves pass through zero degrees or one hundred and eighty degrees of the sinusoidal cycles. These accident prone periods represent approximately 20% of a person's life. Biorhythms are not intended to predict when an accident will occur, they only indicate a period of time when a person is four to seven times more prone to causing an accident. There is absolutely no fatalism or predestination involved with biorhythms. This study reveals the results of evaluating 1308 accidents from three separate sources of accidents. The first source was industrial type accidents at NAVWPSUPPCEN Crane, Indiana, the second source was community type accidents which were reported to the Beford Medical Center Emergency Room, at Bedford, Indiana during the month of May 1975 and the third source was the single source Motor Vehicle Fatalities in the State of Indiana, reflected on the Official State Police records for the first seven months of 1974. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the number of "Hits" and express this number as a percentage. A "Hit" was scored when an accident occurred on the victim's biorhythm accident prone day or period. Therefore, this report documents exactly how the percentages of hits were derived. No attemtp has been made to present any one side of biorhythms. This study revealed that of the combined three sources of accident data, 41.75% of the accidents occurred on accident prone days and 52.3% occurred in accident prone periods. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • In three volumes. Presented at the National Safety Congress and Exposition 29 September to 20 October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Weapons Support Center

    Quality Assurance Department
    Crane, Indiana,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Sanhein, J M
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 340 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM