Extended Work Shifts
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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.
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.
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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.