WORK SCHEDULES: SHIFT WORK AND LONG HOURS

Long Hours of Working

NIOSH Guidance

NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-115
Online, multimedia, and interactive training can help nurses and their managers better cope with the demands of shift work and long work hours. Other persons with a health science background may also find the training helpful. Part 1 and 2 of the course take about 1.5 hours each to complete. Continuing education certificates are available.

Fact Sheet: NIOSH OSHA — Preventing Worker Fatigue Among Ebola Healthcare Workers and RespondersCdc-pdf (2014)

Deepwater Horizon Response: Key Safety and Health Topics

NIOSH OSHA Interim Guidance for Protecting Deepwater Horizon Response Workers and Volunteers, Fatigue Prevention

Overtime and Extended Work Shifts: Recent Findings on Illnesses, Injuries and Health Behaviors
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-143
Presents a review of the methods and findings from 52 studies that examined the relationship between long work hours and selected health outcomes. Also provides recommendations on issues and priorities to consider in future research.

Plain Language About Shiftwork
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-145

Page last reviewed: August 5, 2015