Adapting to the Rhythm of Shiftwork
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Shiftwork and shiftworkers are necessary
and instrumental in keeping so many vital
operations going 24 hours a day, seven days
a week. This could mean working nights or
alternating days, nights and afternoons, or
other irregular shifts.
WHAT’S THE DANGER?
The Institute for Work and Health reports
there is strong evidence that shiftwork
is associated with an increased risk of
occupational injury due to:
- Worker fatigue
- Less supervision; and
- Less co-worker support.