April 12, 2005
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently unveiled a new Web topic page titled "Work Schedules: Shift Work and Long Work Hours." The page contains links to resources such as NIOSH research and publications, conferences, extramural projects, and the National Occupation Research Agenda (NORA) Organization of Work team.
The NORA Organization of Work team seeks to understand better the health and safety effects of demanding work schedules. Communication gadgets, productivity pressures, daunting commutes, and extended work shifts have left many people facing increased job demands and longer workdays. In addition, many people work nonday shifts in businesses that rely on 'round-the-clock production, transportation, and service. This NIOSH topic page supports the team's research agenda by making research tools available in a central location.