NIOSH launches online training program on shift work and long hours for nurses

Courses designed to educate worker and management on safety risks

Posted May 23, 2016

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) launched an online training program regarding nurses on shift work and long work hours.

The purpose of this online training program is to educate nurses and their managers about the health and safety risks associated with shift work, long work hours, and related workplace fatigue issues and relay strategies nurses to reduce these risks at work and at home.

Part 1 (CDC Course No. WB2408) is designed to increase knowledge about the wide range of risks linked to these work schedules and related fatigue issues and promote understanding about why these risks occur. This knowledge provides background information for Part 2 of the training program.

Part 2 (CDC Course No. WB2409) is designed to increase knowledge about personal behaviors and workplace systems to reduce these risks. Content for this training program is derived from scientific literature on shift work, long work hours, sleep, and circadian rhythms.

View the online courses on the NIOSH website.


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