Extended Work Shifts

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Jan 17, 2017
OSH Answers: Rotational Shiftwork


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

Jan 01, 2014
Fatigue, Extended Work Hours, and Safety in the Workplace


Fatigue is a state of being tired. It can be caused by long hours of work, long hours of physical or mental activity, inadequate rest, excessive stress, and combinations of these factors.

Source: Work Safe Alberta

Jan 01, 2014
Complimentary CIRCADIANĀ® White Paper: The Advantages & Disadvantages of 12-Hour Shifts: A Balanced Perspective


This free white paper requires completion of an online form to access.

Source: Circadian

Aug 01, 2011
Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Work Schedules - Shift Work and Long Work Hours


This topic page, provided by NIOSH, shares publications and guidance addressing the issue of long work hours and shift work.

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 2004
Plain Language About Shiftwork


Shiftworkers and night workers are often tires and sleepy because of their work schedule

Source: NIOSH