Simple changes can benefit shift workers

April 2009
State Health Watch;Apr2009, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p11
The article presents the views of assistant professor Alec J. Davidson on work schedule changes needed by shift workers. Rotating workers through shift changes and giving employees more control over their schedules are interventions which were shown to have a positive impact. Davidson says altered lighting environments that induce chronic jet lag, which is similar to shift work rotation, have significant health costs. He recommends urging workers to lead healthy lifestyles, including frequent exercise and avoidance of tobacco.


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