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Toolbox Talk Shift Work

10 Jun 2020 - Flaaim

In the road construction industry, an unavoidable fact is that you will be exposed to shift work. Working different shifts often leads to fatigue, and fatigue can:

  1. Make it hard to concentrate, which increases the likelihood of mistakes and accidents.
  2. Affect your attitude and temper.

The body has an internal clock that tells you when it is time to be active and when it is time to slow down. Getting your body adjusted to a different time schedule takes time, and when you rotate through different shifts or when you switch back and forth between day and night shifts it can make things a lot tougher. Fortunately, there are some things you can do that can help you stay more alert at night and help you get sleep the next day.

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