Managing Shift Work(ers) [4621]
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus
Room: Franklin B

   Delia Treaster, Ergonomic Consultant, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Track: Health and Wellness
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate


What do nurses, police officers, fast food workers and pilots have in common? Shift work. Shift work can cause sleep disruption and sleep deprivation that is harmful to workers and their companies. A BWC ergonomist discusses the pitfalls of shift work, health effects of circadian rhythm disruptions and sleep deprivation. The session covers good and bad shift schedules, and how to schedule shift work. She also advises shift workers on sleep deprivation and getting a good night’s sleep.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the short- and long-term health effects of circadian rhythm disruptions and sleep deprivation
Recognize the cost to companies of poor performance by sleep deprived shift workers, including human errors such as impaired memory, faulty decision making, and poor judgment
Identify harmful and beneficial work schedules
Explain best practices to improve quality of sleep for shift workers

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Managing Shift Work(ers) - Handout

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