Worker health and wellness


DHS needs ‘holistic approach’ to worker health: report

Washington – The Department of Homeland Security should develop a strategy that addresses physical, emotional and mental health to help workers within the department better deal with job-related stress, concludes a report from the Institute of Medicine.
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Obstructing safety?

Concerned about the effects of obstructive sleep apnea among truck drivers, transportation officials may adjust guidelines to increase screenings for the disorder
To help truck drivers be physically and mentally prepared for the demands of their jobs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mandates a minimum number of hours drivers must sleep on days they drive. What these regulations cannot take into account, however, is whether drivers who have a sleeping disorder have actually achieved restful sleep before getting behind the wheel.
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