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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Nov 25, 2019
These are the most sleep-deprived professions in America

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-do-police-officers-and-health-care-workers-sleep-at-night-not-nearly-enough-a-study-suggests-2019-11-12

In this online article posted by MarketWatch, the findings are ‘disconcerting,’ the authors wrote, ‘because many of these occupations are related to population health, well-being, and safety services’

Source: MarketWatch

Aug 26, 2019
Waking up to the risks of workplace fatigue

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/18760-waking-up-to-the-risks-of-workplace-fatigue

This article, from the National Safety Council's Safety + Health online magazine, shares more than 1 in 10 injuries on the job may be linked to insufficient sleep, experts say. Learn more about risks of fatigue and tips for getting more sleep.

Source: Safety + Health

Nov 26, 2018
As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns

https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20181112/as-melatonin-use-rises-so-do-safety-concerns?linkId=59979343

As usage of melatonin has increased, new concerns have arisen about using it inappropriately and possibly unsafely.

Source: WebMD

Dec 27, 2017
NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Work Schedules, Shift Schedules and Long Hours

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/workschedules/

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.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 31, 2017
Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/16/558058812/sleep-scientist-warns-against-walking-through-life-in-an-underslept-state?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

This audio and online article by National Public Radio summarizes research and recommendations shared by sleep scientist Matthew Walker, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Source: NPR

Jun 26, 2017
Sleep Disorders Topic Page

https://www.tuck.com/sleep-disorders/

Sleep-related complaints are second only to complaints of pain as a cause to seek medical attention. Learn more about disorders, causes and what you can do about them on this website provided by Tuck

Source: Tuck

Jan 17, 2017
OSH Answers: Rotational Shiftwork

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/shiftwrk.html

The term "rotational shiftwork" covers a wide variety of work schedules and implies that shifts rotate or change according to a set schedule.

Source: CCOHS

Dec 01, 2016
Prevalence of Healthy Sleep Duration among Adults — United States, 2014

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6506a1.htm

To promote optimal health and well-being, adults aged 18–60 years are recommended to sleep at least 7 hours each night. Sleeping <7 hours per night is associated with various adverse health outcomes.

Source: CDC

Mar 01, 2015
How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

To determine how much sleep you need, it's important to assess not only where you fall on the "sleep needs spectrum," but also to examine what lifestyle factors are affecting the quality and quantity of your sleep such as work schedules and stress.

Source: National Sleep Foundation

Aug 01, 2013
National Sleep Foundation: Sleep-Wake Cycle: Its Physiology and Impact on Health

http://www.sleepfoundation.org/sites/default/files/SleepWakeCycle.pdf

Sleep-Wake Cycle: Its Physiology and Impact on Health was independently created by the National Sleep Foundation.

Source: National Sleep Foundation