WORK SCHEDULES: SHIFT WORK AND LONG HOURS
NIOSH Director’s Seminar Series on Work and Fatigue:
Fatigue mitigation in EMS- Let’s talk about evidence, tailored recommendations, and a focus on worker health
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2:00pm-3:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)
P. Daniel Patterson, PhD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
James O. Page Professor of Emergency Healthcare Worker Safety
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-115
Fatigue Prevention for Pilots: A Training Program for Commercial Pilots in Alaska
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.
- Training Provides Nurses with Strategies for Shift Work and Long Work Hours In May 2015, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a free online course that aims to train nurses and their managers on the risks of shift work and long work hours, and strategies to reduce these risks.
- New Training Helps to Reduce Risks for Emergency Responders Who Work Long Hours In November 2014, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released free, online training to help emergency responders and their managers better cope with the demands of emergency operations when they are deployed to a disaster site.
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