Shiftwork

How We Talk About Shiftwork

By Carolyn Schur / July 7, 2021 / Comments Off on How We Talk About Shiftwork

When you talk about shiftwork what words do you use? Do you use words with ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ connotations? For example, many people refer to the night shift as ‘graveyards.’ Does that word make you feel positive about your work and your place in the organization? As another example, I was being interviewed on a […]

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Who Can Do Shift and Night Work?

By Carolyn Schur / May 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Who Can Do Shift and Night Work?

Those who are most successful with shift and night work do appropriate self-care have supportive family and friends have no sleep disorders or have sleep disorders that are treated are physiologically well-adapted to shift and night work Those who are not coping well may experience frequent acute or chronic illness overwhelming stress depression dependence on […]

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Are you a Shift-work Family?

By Carolyn Schur / May 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Are you a Shift-work Family?

“When there is a shift worker in the family, it is a shift work family.” If you are the family member of a shift worker, you know that the challenges of shift work are not just reserved for the workplace. Yet most spouses and family members are rarely taught how to deal with these challenges. […]

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How to Transition Between Different Shifts

By Carolyn Schur / February 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

One of the challenges of doing shiftwork is making the transitions between different shifts and adjusting one’s sleep/wake schedule to the new sleep/wake schedule. How difficult this transition will be is dependent on the number of shifts you’ve done.

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Determining Fitness for Duty

By Carolyn Schur / December 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Whether you consider yourself successful or suffering, don’t believe the myths that are often offered to explain shiftworker success or suffering. It is not because you’re tough or not tough enough or that you’re not trying hard enough or that shiftwork is just always difficult.

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Are You a Successful Shiftworker?

By Carolyn Schur / August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Whether you consider yourself successful or suffering, don’t believe the myths that are often offered to explain shiftworker success or suffering. It is not because you’re tough or not tough enough or that you’re not trying hard enough or that shiftwork is just always difficult.

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5 Management Strategies to Reduce Shiftworker Fatigue

By Carolyn Schur / May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

As a manager, you may not be able to control every aspect of the shiftwork workplace, but if you can implement even one or two strategies to reduce employee sleepiness and fatigue you will reduce the need to deal with other issues like absenteeism, turnover and increased health and benefit costs.

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How to Engage Shift Workers in Wellness Programs

By Carolyn Schur / February 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Achieve changes in health behavior, organizational wellness goals and the ROI to justify your efforts.

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Fireman Interview

By Carolyn Schur / January 19, 2017 / 0 Comments
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Will we ever see the end of Shiftwork?

By Carolyn Schur / January 19, 2017 / 0 Comments
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