WORK SCHEDULES: SHIFT WORK AND LONG HOURS

Long Hours of Working

Conferences

National Safety Council Workplace Fatigue Conference
February 20-21st, 2018, Seattle, Washington

National Safety Council is bringing together researchers and safety professionals to share ideas, lessons, and best practices in managing fatigue in the workplace.  This 2-day event will include presentations from leaders in fatigue, fatigue management, safety management, drowsy driving, technology solutions, and sleep health. Small group sessions will facilitate the discussion of needs and opportunities in the field, where the future of fatigue management is heading, and will provide ample opportunity for strategic networking among world-class organizations.

24th International Working Time SymposiumExternal
September 9-13, 2019, Couer D’Alene, Idaho

The theme of this 5-day meeting is “Innovations in Research and Practice Improving Shiftworker Health and Safety.” This biennial symposium will be hosted in the United States for the first time since 1995. This meeting brings together an international group of scientists, industry members, labor representatives, government officials, health and safety professionals, and policy makers to discuss the latest science and practice of working time arrangements, implications thereof for workers and society, and strategies to mitigate the adverse health and safety consequences of shiftwork. The conference is co-hosted by Washington State University and the Working Time Society, a committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).

Working Hours, Sleep and Fatigue Forum: Meeting the Needs of American Workers and Employers
September 13-14, 2019, Couer D’Alene, Idaho

Taking place after the 24th International Shift Work and Working Time Symposium, the forum will present and encourage discussion of research gaps/needs and effective countermeasures related to working hours, sleep, and fatigue among U.S. workers and employers. Everyone interested in worker safety including researchers, academicians, safety professionals, labor union representatives, industry leaders, policy makers, government representatives are invited to attend, listen and share their views on this important topic.

PAST CONFERENCES

10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in TransportationExternal
March 20-23, 2017, San Diego, CA

NIOSH was pleased to be a co-sponsor of this international conference. The Conference was co-hosted by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the National Transportation Safety Board, with numerous co-sponsors including Department of Transportation agencies, the National Safety Council and industry groups. Abstracts and presentations are available on the conference website.

Workshop: Shift Work at Night, Artificial Light at Night, and Circadian DisruptionExternal
March 10-11, 2016, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Videos of the workshop presentations and materials are available.

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