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As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns
As usage of melatonin has increased, new concerns have arisen about using it inappropriately and possibly unsafely.
Guide on Shift Work
This Guide aims to draw the attention of employers and employees to the importance of shift arrangements involving overnight shifts.
Source: HK Labour Dept.
NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours
The purpose of this online training program is to educate nurses and their managers about the health and safety risks associated with shift work, long work hours, and related workplace fatigue issues and relay strategies in the workplace and in the nurse’s personal life to reduce these risks.
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