Category Archives for "health"

Apr 07

Disadvantages to Working the Night Shift

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

As a night shift worker, you serve an incredibly important purpose of taking care of others, protecting society or an organization at night, or running complicated machinery. While your job requires alertness and often times, high-stakes decision making, the hours you work may cause you to be more tired than normal workers because you’re working […]

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Mar 22

How to cope with rotating shift work

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

Working night shifts comes with challenges, including the high risk of shift work sleep disorder. Millions of workers work a rotating shift—changing from day to night or evening to morning regularly. This eliminates any chance of the body adapting to a specific schedule (which generally takes about seven days), and contributes further to disturbed or […]

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Mar 22

How to work the third shift and stay healthy

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

Millions of Americans work the graveyard shift. Although few people prefer to work overnight, the work that’s being done is often the most essential. Doctors, nurses, police officers and firefighters are just some of the people whose services are needed overnight, as well as the people who have to support them. However, it’s also true […]

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Mar 16

The health hazards of shift work (infographic)

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

EKU Occupational Safety ProgramShift Workers in the United States According to recent statistics, there are 15 million Americans whose full-time jobs require them to work the night shift or work irregular hours. Of the full-time workers being paid an hourly wage or receiving a salary, 15% of them work their shifts outside the conventional hours of […]

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