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WORK SCHEDULES: SHIFT WORK AND LONG HOURS

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Register for Working hours, sleep and fatigue webinar: Investigating Human Fatigue Factors. Wed, Sept 27. 1 – 2:30 pm EDT.

NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-115

Interim NIOSH Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours

Fatigue Prevention for Pilots: A Training Program for Commercial Pilots in Alaska

Overview

According to 2004 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 15 million Americans work full time on evening shift, night shift, rotating shifts, or other employer arranged irregular schedules. According to U.S. National Health Interview data from 2010, almost 19% of working adults work 48 hour or more per week and over 7% worked 60 hours or more. Both shift work and long work hours have been associated with health and safety risks. This page provides links to NIOSH publications and other resources that address demanding work schedules.

 

Sleep Deprivation – Shift Work & Long Work Hours Put Nurses at Risk
A NIOSH 7.5 minute video gives testimonials from real nurses who were willing to share their experiences with shift work and long hours.

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