Impacts on Employers

Negative Impacts of Shift Work and Long Work Hours for Employers98-103

Circadian, a shift work consulting firm, estimates that extended hours of operation cost the employer over $10,000 per employee per year in healthcare costs, excess turnover costs, as well as high costs related to absenteeism, lost productivity, and accidents.102

Similarly, Rosekind et al.103 estimated annual fatigue-related productivity losses for employers were almost $2000 per employee.

24/7 operations and long work shifts