Working Hours, Sleep, & Fatigue Forum
September 13-14, 2019 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
The NIOSH Forum, “Working Hours, Sleep & Fatigue: Meeting the Needs of American Workers & Employers”, was held on September 13-14, 2019 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Taking place after the 24th International Shift Work and Working Time Symposium, the forum presented and facilitated discussion of research gaps/needs around working hours, sleep, and fatigue that are specific for each of seven industry sectors in the United States. During this forum, breakout groups of stakeholders and scientists for specific industry sectors and one dedicated to vulnerable populations took place. Discussions focused around drafted manuscripts which focus on the current state of working hours, sleep, and fatigue research, future research directions, and effective fatigue-mitigation interventions tailored for the different US industry sectors. These papers will be part of a series of papers produced by NIOSH and stakeholders from industry, labor, and academia.
Attendees included all those interested in worker health and safety including researchers, academicians, safety professionals, labor union representatives, industry leaders, policy makers, and government representatives.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is dedicated to reducing the health and safety risks associated with shift work and long work hours and other sources of worker fatigue, as well as promoting the health and well-being of workers on nonstandard schedules. Please help by providing your input on this critical topic.
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