Guidelines

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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

Mar 01, 2016
Health & Safety Executive: Managing shift work: Health and safety guidance

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg256.htm

A general study document, it provides a proactive management solution applicable to most workplaces operating shift patterns.

Source: HSE

Feb 01, 2016
Guide on Shift Work

http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/oh/ShiftWork.pdf

This Guide aims to draw the attention of employers and employees to the importance of shift arrangements involving overnight shifts.

Source: HK Labour Dept.

Jun 01, 2015
NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-115/

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.

Source: NIOSH

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