Pittsburgh — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the National Association of State EMS Officials have partnered on a set of guidelines aimed at reducing work-related fatigue among emergency medical services workers.
Los Angeles – Sleep deprivation may disturb brain cells and trigger temporary mental lapses that affect memory and visual perception, according to a recent study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Indianapolis – A U.S. employer with 1,000 workers could lose about $1.4 million annually because of the effects of sleep deficiency, and the yearly costs for an average Fortune 500 company might hover near $80 million, according to recent research from the National Safety Council and the Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative.
Indianapolis – Kyle Petty held one credo particularly dear during his life in stock car racing, whether working at his legendary family’s North Carolina garage or as a NASCAR driver. “Safety never takes a holiday,” Petty said.
Boston – Going to bed later and waking up later on weekends than during the week – also known as social jet lag – may be linked to poor health and higher levels of sleepiness and fatigue, according to the preliminary results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona.
Chelmsford, MA – America’s nurses are feeling the effects of fatigue, and 90 percent have considered leaving their current hospital for a position with better work-life balance, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Kronos Inc., a provider of digital workplace solutions.
Washington – Are you getting enough sleep before you show up for work? For employees in a number of industry sectors, including health care, food service and transportation, the answer frequently is “no.”