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Neurobehavioral, health, and safety consequences associated with shift work in safety-sensitive professions

Barger, L.K., Lockley, S.W., Rajaratnam, S.M.W. and Landrigan, C.P. (2009) Neurobehavioral, health, and safety consequences associated with shift work in safety-sensitive professions Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 9 (2). pp. 155-164.

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Almost 15% of the full-time workers in the United States are shift workers. We review the physiologic challenges inherent not only in traditional night or rotating shifts but also in extended-duration shifts and other nonstandard hours. The challenging schedules of those in particularly safety-sensitive professions such as police officers, firefighters, and health care providers are highlighted. Recent findings describing the neurobehavioral, health, and safety outcomes associated with shift work also are reviewed. Comprehensive fatigue management programs that include education, screening for common sleep disorders, and appropriate interventions need to be developed to minimize these negative consequences associated with shift work. © Current Medicine Group, LLC 2009.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
Barger, L.K.
Rajaratnam, S.M.W.
Landrigan, C.P.
Date : 2009
DOI : 10.1007/s11910-009-0024-7
Uncontrolled Keywords : caffeine, hypnotic sedative agent, modafinil, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, cognition, education, fatigue, fire fighter, health practitioner, human, mental performance, occupational hazard, occupational health, occupational safety, police, review, shift worker, sleep deprivation, sleep disorder, working time, circadian rhythm, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, health care personnel, hospital management, occupation, pathophysiology, physiology, safety, work schedule, Appointments and Schedules, Circadian Rhythm, Health Personnel, Humans, Occupational Health, Occupations, Police, Safety, Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm, Work Schedule Tolerance
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 17 Jun 2020 01:53
Last Modified : 17 Jun 2020 01:53

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