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Daylight Saving Time: Watch For Tired Workers On Monday


March 12th, 2018

National Safety Council warns that workers in certain positions and industries who already have a higher risk of being drowsy, may be even more tired than usual on Monday.

In most parts of the country, workers in positions and industries who already have a higher risk of being drowsy may be even more tired than usual on Monday, thanks to losing an hour of sleep due to daylight saving time.

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According to a new National Safety Council (NSC) report, Tired at Work: How fatigue affects our bodies, shift workers, medical staff, emergency responders, military personnel, any worker over age 40, and transportation professionals – especially those who work rotating or night shifts – always are at increased risk for circadian misalignment. This occurs when we force ourselves to stay awake at hours when our bodies believe we should be sleeping. Hence, losing an hour of sleep may hurt this group of workers most.

Posted on March 12th, 2018