Shiftwork Safety and Performance: A Manual for Managers and Trainers

1st Edition

Peggy Westfall

CRC Press
Published December 29, 1997
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9781566702577 - CAT# L1257

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As more employees work non-routine hours, often in critical safety and security positions, recognizing and reducing stress and the human error it causes is more important than ever. Performance problems caused by unconventional work schedules and resulting fatigue are a significant cause of industrial accidents, lost productivity, and high medical costs. Shiftwork Safety and Performance offers practical solutions to managing fitness and health, improving alertness and sleep quality, and maintaining a social life while performing shiftwork. The author, an experienced safety consultant and trainer who has studied shiftwork around the country, explains the often disastrous consequences of inadequate alertness, and offers ways to improve morale and reduce accidents. If you supervise or train shiftworkers, this book will help you identify opportunities to improve workplace and worker safety.
This easy-to-read, practical manual introduces scheduling strategies to improve alertness, enhance the quality of time away from work, and assist crew communications. It is the first and only complete guide on the complex subject of shiftwork and human performance, and the first book addressing the serious subject of shiftworker burnout.


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