Working Hours, Sleep, & Fatigue Forum

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September 13-14, 2019 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho


Registration will be open soon. There is no registration fee. 

Program and Speakers information have been posted.

Abstracts for industry discussion sessions are available for viewing on our Abstracts page. We welcome your feedback and encourage discussions during the meeting. For those who will not be attending the meeting, we welcome your feedback via email to Please specify which abstract(s) you are providing comments for.

Join us for a discussion symposium forum, “Working Hours, Sleep & Fatigue: Meeting the Needs of American Workers & Employers”, on September 13-14, 2019 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Taking place after the 24th International Shift Work and Working Time Symposiumexternal icon, the forum will present and encourage 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, break out groups of stakeholders and scientists will form for each of the industry sectors as well as a breakout group for vulnerable populations. Over the past year, workgroups have drafted manuscripts that will be part of a series of papers produced by NIOSH and stakeholders from industry, labor, and academia. These manuscripts 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.

Everyone interested in worker health and safety including researchers, academicians, safety professionals, labor union representatives, industry leaders, policy makers, and government representatives are invited to attend, listen, and share their views on this important worker health and safety topic.

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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