work involves shifts that vary regularly between morning, afternoon and night (International Labour Office 2004).
Various atypical working time arrangements of hospital nurses such as overtime, permanent night shift, rotating shift
work patterns with a large number of night shifts and short rest periods between work shifts, can result in circadian non-compliance, sleep disorders and fatigue [16, 17].
workers are exposed to unstable sleep pattern due to frequent disruption of circadian rhythm.
The individual worked a rotating shift
pattern and, on one week in every five he was not permitted to consume alcohol as he was placed on stand-by.
I am an RN employed on a full-time, seven-day rotating shift
The second set of analyses looked at the impact of working a rotating shift
pattern and found that compared with those who had never worked rotating shifts
, those who had, and had done so for 10 or more years, had lower global cognitive and memory scores - equivalent to 6.
For this analysis, the usual shift worked was categorized as regular daytime, regular night, or other (regular evening, rotating shift
, or some other schedule).
work, three or more night shifts a month interspersed with day or evening hours, raises the risk, too, says a recent report from researchers who analysed years of medical records from the huge Nurses' Health Study.
Schernhammer explained that extensive research has now unearthed a link between rotating shift
work and increased cancer risk, resulting in the World Health Organisation classifying night work as a probable carcinogen.
The UAW workers are striking because of a rotating shift
system that has members switching between day and night shifts on a weekly basis.
Respondents to each survey were asked to select a description that best reflects their current working schedule: regular daytime schedule or shift; regular evening shift; regular night shift; rotating shift
(changing from days to evenings to nights); split shifts; irregular schedule or on-call schedules.
Q Could you please comment on the legal issues surrounding employees working a regular eight-hour day followed by a rotating shift
of mandatory evening telephone support (12 hours) followed by a regular eight-hour workday?