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workplace safety
Jun 10

Workplace safety on night shifts

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

Millions of Americans work night shifts permanently or routinely rotate in and out of working the night shift. Unfortunately, staying up at night affects the body’s natural circadian rhythm, which not only affects the health of workers, but also has the potential to affect workplace safety as well. According to Medical News Today, disrupting the […]

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Apr 21

Working night shift and how to enjoy it

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 15 million Americans are working night shift and many will tell of the toll of working these late night hours has done to their sleep schedules and the stress it has put their body through. But getting a good night’s sleep is not the only issue at […]

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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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