Circadian Technologies has published a white paper titled:

The Advantages & Disadvantages of 12-Hour Shifts:
A Balanced Perspective

Their press release states:

12-hour shifts remain a much-debated topic in 24-hour operations. Do they cost more than 8-hour shifts? Are they safe? What impact do they have on alertness, health and productivity?

CIRCADIAN®, the global leader in providing 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock, has collected considerable data on the benefits and complications of 12-hour shifts. The goal of this white paper is to provide you with a balanced perspective of 12-hour shifts – one that will examine the pros and cons from both a management and shiftworker perspective.

Here’s the link to register to receive this report:

http://www.circadianinfo.com/landing/The_Advantages_Disadvantages_of_12_Hour_Shifts.htm

If you are interested in preventing fatigue and developing a fatigue risk management program, sign up for the:

Fatigue Risk Management Training

being held on February 27-28, 2012, in Las Vegas just prior to the TapRooT® Summit.

This training, being provided by Circadian Technologies, will help you:

• Design and implement a cost-effective Fatigue-Risk Management System

• Assess the risks and costs of fatigue in your business

• Determine safe staffing levels and optimal shift/duty patterns for your operation

• Train employees and supervisors to mitigate fatigue risk

• Improve employee health, safety, and quality of life

Also, the Summit (February 29 – March 2 in Las Vegas) has two sessions on fatigue as well as other sessions on improving human performance. Don’t miss it!