Lack of sleep increases workplace injuries

According to a new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, inadequate sleep can increase the risk of workplace accidents and illnesses. It found that 30 percent of American workers do not get enough sleep, up from 24 percent in the 1980s.

A lack of sleep can be contributed to working long shifts and working at irregular hours, like late in the night or morning. People who work long hours have a higher risk of injury and illness, long-term health effects, depression, occupational injury, and loss in mental function and physical ability.

The institute suggests employers should consider shifts as four ten-hour shifts or five eight-hour shifts.

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