Category Archives: Industrial
The Impact of Daylight Saving Time
How are you feeling this week….even more tired than usual? That may be due to Daylight Saving Time which occurred this past weekend. As we move the clocks forward, we lose an hour of that so very essential and precious … Continue reading
Reducing Injuries From Falls
Falls occur throughout the world at an amazing rate. According to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. In the United States, the National Safety Council reports that falls are … Continue reading
Wellness Programs and Social Media
Social media is proving to be an important tool for employers trying to encourage their employees to participate in Wellness Programs or to achieve weight/health goals. With much of the population looking at text messages, Facebook and Twitter each day, … Continue reading
New Information about Sleep and Shift Work
In situations where fatigue is a factor, decisions should be made by teams rather than individuals when possible. Continue reading
Preventing Cardiovascular Events
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States. Several studies have reported a higher prevalence of coronary risk factors among rotating shift workers. Continue reading
Is Time Alone Good for You?
Shift workers get time for solitude from their work schedules. Use it well. Continue reading
Come On….Get up and Stretch or Walk Around a Little Bit
Two studies show that getting up from your desk or from the couch even for just a few minutes every hour or so greatly reduces the risk of heart disease. Continue reading
Want Happy Memories this Holiday Season? Consider Scrimping on Sleep!
sleep deprivation can help eliminate bad memories Continue reading
Shift Workers Save Each Other “ The Chilean Rescue Tale”
Shift workers work round the clock to save other shift workers. Continue reading
Getting on the Right Team
Shift work jobs require teamwork and teams with socially sensitive team members perform better. Continue reading
A Primer of Sleep Disorders for Shift Workers
The DSM is being rewritten with the new DSM-5 expected to be published in 2013. There are many new proposals regarding sleep disorders in the new version of the encyclopedia of psychiatric disorders. Many shift workers are impacted by sleep disorders. Continue reading
It’s Important to Talk with your Doctor about Working Shift Work
Doctors apply standard care to patients without considering individual patients situation or lifestyles. Shift workers should make sure their doctors know they work shift work and have this unique lifestyle factored into considerations about health prevention and treatment. Continue reading
Extra Sleep Improves Performance, Alertness and Mood
By substantially increasing their length of sleep, people will experience decreased daytime sleepiness and fatigue and feel increased vigor. Continue reading
Employee Health and Shift Work Lifestyle Training Leads to a Happier and Healthier Workforceâ€¦.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
What’s Green and Beige and Eaten All Over?
Potassium is important for shift workers as it helps boost seratonin levels. Shift workers often suffer from reduced levels of seratonin causing them to be moody and sometimes depressed. Bananas are also another good source. Continue reading