Courses

Presentations offered by others provide generic information that assumes all shift workers are the same. This results in a lot of frustration for shift workers.

We are not one of those providers. Through research and experience with shift workers we know that every shiftworker is different and has their own needs.

Personalized Solutions

The only solutions that are useful are ones that are personalized for the shiftworker and the workplace.

We use the Shiftwork Adaptability Profile – which we developed - to customize sleeping and eating strategies to accommodate each shiftworker and their schedule.

Seminar participants respond by exclaiming “Why weren’t we taught this years ago!”

Practical Solutions

Because all workplaces are different, information that is often provided to shiftworkers is simply not practical. We review your shift schedule and workplace conditions and offer only the strategies that will work for you.

Choose from the following courses and delivery formats.

On-Line Webinar On-site
Working ‘Round the Clock x
PowerUp: Strategies to Promote Alertness and Reduce Fatigue x
Managing Workplace Relationships x
How to be a Successful Shiftworker x
Shiftwork Sleep Disorder x x
Schedule Clinic x x
Managing ‘Round the Clock x x

* Information on how to access any or all the on-line courses is available HERE.

To arrange for a webinar or on-site presentation send an email or call.

Course Descriptions

How to be a Successful Shiftworker

Participants learn strategies that promote sleep and enhance one’s diet and ability to deal with the physical and emotional stresses of shiftwork. This presentation is unique in its individualization of strategies for each participant’s adaptability profile.

Seminar Goal: to enhance the health and well-being of shift workers by developing appropriate self-care strategies. Participants in this session will be able to

  • Explain how sleep patterns are disrupted
  • Enhance the quantity and quality of their sleep
  • Plan schedule transitions
  • Plan sleep schedules
  • Make appropriate eating choices while on shift
  • Determine individual adaptability for various sleep and work schedules
  • Reduce mental and physical fatigue and increase alertness
  • Identify other factors that influence adjustment to shift work
  • Manage family life to support individual and family well-being
  • Accept the challenges and benefits of a shiftwork lifestyle

Time Required: 3.5 hours

What Participants Say About This Presentation

  • “I’ve been a shift worker for 20 years, so I thought it would be a waste of time, but I’ve already learned more in the first hour than I thought I would learn in the whole presentation.” BP, Durango, CO
  • “I would definitely recommend this workshop to the employees in our facility.” Cindy, Saskatoon Health Region
  • “It really helped to understand the guys you’re working with and why they might be grumpy sometimes.” “It seems like common sense but I never thought about it until you started talking about it.” “Everyone that does shift work should have this information.” “I really found it informative. Wished I could have taken it many years ago.” Debra, Saskatoon Health Region

Our publication ‘Working ‘Round the Clock’ can be purchased to accompany this course.

Shiftwork Sleep Disorder

The questions addressed in this presentation include:

What is SWSD?

How do you know if someone has it?
Who’s at risk?
What do you do if someone has SWSD?

This presentation will be of interest to occupational health professionals, benefit claims personnel, human resource managers, and individuals who are having difficulty coping with shiftwork.

Time Required: (1- 1.5 hr.)

Participants may be able to receive CE credits for this course. Check with your licencing body.

Managing ‘Round the Clock

Participants learn to plan schedules and implement human resource and operational policies that promote well-being and enhance performance in shift work environments.

Seminar Goal: to enable managers to effectively manage the issues specific to ’round-the-clock workplaces

What You Will Learn

  • Why shift work issues are not managed
  • Benefits of managing shift work issues effectively
  • Requirements of OH&S regulations regarding shift work
  • The consequences of shift work for workers
  • Signs that workers are not adjusting well to shift work
  • Why some people can adapt to shiftwork more easily than others
  • Factors that influence the well-being of shift workers
  • Planning and implementing education for shift workers
  • How to do pre-employment screening
  • How to manage employees experiencing difficulty with shift work
  • How to design effective shift work schedules
  • How to manage other operational issues
  • When liability may result

Time Required: 6.0 hours

When this course is offered as a webinar it is delivered weekly (1 – 1.5 hr.) for 6 weeks.

Participants may be able to receive CE credits for this course. Check with your licencing body.

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