Safety

U.S. workers not catching enough ZZZZs

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 1, 2012

Among all U.S. workers, 30% report not getting enough sleep, and “an especially high prevalence of short sleep duration was reported by night shift workers in the transportation and warehousing (69.7%) and health-care and social assistance (52.3%) industries,” according to a report by the CDC.

In addition to adverse health effects, insufficient sleep duration is associated with decreased workplace safety, the report adds.

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