Washington – More research is needed to determine the link between driver fatigue and crashes involving large trucks and buses, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Zurich, Switzerland – Lengthy standing at work results in long-term muscle fatigue that could contribute to health disorders – even with regular rest – in both young and old workers, indicates a study from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (also known as ETH Zurich).
Madison, WI – Shift workers may be more likely to be overweight, have sleep problems, and develop diabetes or other metabolic disorders, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
New York – Sleep deprivation affects one-fifth of all workers, making them more likely to experience an increased risk of injury, according to a study released Dec. 17 from Global Corporate Challenge, a provider of employee health and performance services.
Americans sacrifice sleep for work more than other any activity, but strategies such as delayed work start times could help combat the problem, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania.