If you’ve had a bad day at work thanks to rude colleagues, doing something fun and relaxing after you finish your workday could net you a better night’s sleep.
That was the key finding of research that appears in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology®, published by the American Psychological Association.
Insomnia is costing U.S. companies more than $63 billion a year, according to a new white paper that examines the toll that insufficient sleep takes on safety and productivity at work.
Entitled Sick, Unsafe, and Unproductive: Poor Employee Sleep Is Bad for Business, the publication from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) notes that sleep is a basic biological need, and getting less than seven hours of it a night (for the average person) can have serious detrimental consequences for an individuals’ long-term health, safety, and performance.
As Olympic fever takes hold, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that relates directly or indirectly to the athletes or their events.
Working night shifts leads to sleep and metabolic disorders, and even severe diseases, according to a study published on 22 June by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES).
One session at the AIHce focused on the increasingly popular topic of fatigue management. It’s a product of the 24/7 economy. It’s estimated today 40-60 percent of workers in North America find themselves in non-traditional shiftwork, and the traditional 9 to 5 worker is now in the minority.
Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in partnership with Imperial College London and King's College London have found that long-term exposure to moderately loud or very loud traffic sounds during the daytime — the kind you'd experience after months to years of city dwelling — contributed to the risk of a shorter life expectancy.
Are you getting enough quality sleep? Are you sleeping longer than you should? Poor sleep habits may put you at higher risk for early signs of heart disease when compared to those who get adequate, good quality sleep, according to a study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
A study of French railroad workers was cited at a session Monday of the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo in Salt Lake City, a session looking to increase EHS professionals’ understanding of occupational medicine issues.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to issue new medical guidance March 2 that will help Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) deal with the issue of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) among pilots – a safety concern that’s been keeping the agency and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) up at night.