Working odd, varied shifts can deprive a person of the sleep he or she needs to be productive and safe.
Lack of sleep makes a person more likely to make dangerous mistakes. According to a 2000 study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, almost 30% of American workers do not get enough sleep. The figure has risen from 24% in the 1980s.
Fewer than six hours of sleep is not enough and can lead to health and safety problems. The organization advises employers to allow employees at least 10 hours in between shifts.
If your work environment is unsafe, resulting in your injury, contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 910-488-1600.