Workplace incidents could be at the highest during daylight saving time change

Lost sleep caused by the daylight saving time (DST) change may put employees at a higher risk of workplace injuries, an article published by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) stated on Friday, March 6.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, losing even just an hour of sleep while adjusting to the new DST schedule may increase the risk of a workplace incident. In a study that examined the U.S. Department of Labor and Mine Safety and Health Administration’s data from 1983 to 2006, a 5.7% increase in injuries occurred on that day. Additionally, more severe injuries were reported.

SHRM said one way employers can reduce the risk of workplace incident during DST change is to schedule highly-dangerous tasks at the end of the week to ensure that everyone has adjusted to the time shift.

A workplace injury could affect your ability to earn an income for you and your family.  To learn more about how to file for a workers’ compensation claim after being hurt in Des Moines, speak with an attorney at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.


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