Category Archives: Management

Employee Health and Shift Work Lifestyle Training Leads to a Happier and Healthier Workforce….and to Increased Company Profits!

Shift workers are especially at risk for cardiovascular disease. CSX Transportation and its employees focused in on this issue and dramatically reduced their employees risk of heart disease. And, this had a positive impact on reducing the company’s health insurance costs. Employee health and shift work lifestyle training does help employees improve their health and improve company profits. Continue reading

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Next Time Don’t Complain, Tell a Joke Instead!

Almost all serial killers are men. That’s ’cause women like to kill one man slowly over many, many years. (Robert Duchaine) —————————— Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom … Continue reading

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How Do You React to Stress?

Stress can be managed. When you allow yourself to feel the stress, if you are mindful of the causes, you are actually taking the first step towards making the changes necessary to more permanently alleviate your angst. Don’t run from stress or you’ll be stuck in the status quo. Continue reading

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Restorative Sleep Improves Memory and Creativity

While we sleep our brains are busy working integrating all that we’ve done during the day into our long term memories. REM sleep is especially important to building our creativity. Continue reading

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Feeling Grouchy and Touchy? Read This!

Shift workers only sleep 5-6 hours a day, leaving most feeling tired and irritable. Bad tempers can lead to job loss or divorce if not managed properly. Continue reading

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New Study Supports Claims that Oatmeal is Good for Shift Workers!

Soluble fiber improves the immune system – try nutrition bars. Continue reading

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Teach Children about Working Nights and Learn Something New Yourself Too!

Children’s book for 4-8 year olds covering topics about shift work, including getting sleep, eating well, exercising and saving time for fun and recreation. Continue reading

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Like Crossword Puzzles? Try Out this Working Nights Puzzle for Shift Workers!

Working Nights crossword puzzle for shift workers is a good educational tool to enhance knowledge of health and safety in shift work operations. Continue reading

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This Emotional Life – Following up on “Stumbling on Happiness”

Daniel Gilbert, professor at Harvard and best selling author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” hosts this PBS show, This Emotional Life, starting Monday, January 4th.  The show will explore ways to improve social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive … Continue reading

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New Research Proves “ You are what you eat“ More than Ever!

Low fat, high carb diets help shift workers raise serotonin levels. Continue reading

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WSJ Covers Heart Risk at Work and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Two articles in today’s Wall Street Journal are significant to shift workers. One story is about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and the other’s about a new study reporting that men who didn’t confront colleagues or bosses who treated them unfairly doubled their risk of heart attack.
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Happy Thanksgiving from Working Nights – an Idea for Getting Through Dinner!

Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful and sometimes no one has fun. Play charades to keep everyone happy, focused, and having fun. It’s good for all ages! Continue reading

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Differences Between Men and Women at Work – We Need Both Sexes!

More and more women are working while this recession has been particularly tough on men. Businesses need to keep focused on the benefits of workers’ difference. Continue reading

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Shift Work and Divorce – Does the Work Schedule Really Make a Difference?

Studies have found that people working shift work tend to experience greater marital instability. This post gives some ideas about why and what to do about it. Continue reading

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The Connection Between Safety and Teamwork – It’s all about Communication and Taking Workers’ Individual Differences into Account!

The importance of teamwork in the workplace and the resulting impact on safety, job satisfaction, and employee health is discussed. Continue reading

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